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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • 13 in custody after drug clean up operation

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  • - On Wednesday, law enforcement in Wayne County "announced a successful Operation Fall Clean Up," according to a press release from District Attorney Janine Edwards.
    The goal of the operation was "to simultaneously serve numerous felony drug warrants and a theft warrant" in both Wayne and Pike Counties.
    The operation was executed with joint cooperation between the Wayne County Sheriff's Department and the Pike County District Attorney's Office.
    Other participating officials were law enforcement officials from Honesdale Borough, Hawley Borough and Lehigh Township police departments.
    As a result of this operation, "Thirteen out of fourteen warrants were served and arrests made."
    In the press release, Edwards is quoted as saying, "Drugs in our community represent a huge threat to our safety. This office will not tolerate drug dealers on our streets. Operation Fall Clean Up demonstrates the dedication of our Pennsylvania State Police and local law enforcement officers have to rid our towns of drug activity."
    Edwards continues by saying, "Operations such as this, as well as the arrest of a major drug dealer last month in Honesdale, are what the Wayne County Drug Task Force is there for and this office intends to continue to utilize it to the fullest extent."
    In a press release from the Pennsylvania State Police, Troop R, Vice Unit, it states "numerous Act 64 (illegal drug) warrants and a theft warrant were served or service was attempted in Wayne, Pike and Monroe Counties."
    The 13 taken into custody were:
    Frank Mills: 52 of The Hideout, Lake Ariel
  • Dawn Haines: 47 of Holiday Park Drive, Honesdale
  • Shawn Harlos: 29 of Wayne County
  • Matthew Javitz: 22 of Pinewood Terrace, Honesdale
  • Matthew Piraneo: 24 of Park View Road, Greeley
  • Bridget Fountain: 29 of Erie Street, Honesdale
  • Corey Wells: 24 of Ridge St., Honesdale
  • Chelsea Korotky: 24 of Ridge Street, Honesdale
  • Kimberly Manahan: 35 of Wayne County
  • Lillian Weeden: 46 of Country Cottager Lane, Beach Lake
  • Alex Coe: 19 of Wallenpaupack Lake Estates, Lake Ariel
  • Richard Gasker: 33 of Mountain Creek Court, Honesdale
  • Jason Kenyon: 27 of Bunting Road in Honesdale.
The wanted individuals were taken to Magistrate Ron Edwards for arraignment and bail. They received scheduled court appearances for Oct. 3 in Central Court at the Wayne County Courthouse.