Officials said Honesdale native switched it with saline

Woman charged with swapping morphine

Officials said Honesdale native switched it with saline

SCRANTON — A Honesdale woman accused of swapping drugs from patients was arraigned Wednesday in Scranton.

Lisa Cowger, 44, has been charged with obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.

Cowger is accused of swapping the morphine of patents with saline solution. She is accused of doing that while employed at Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton.

Officials from the state attorney general's office said the investigation has been going on for around a year.

Officials from the hospital said Cowger is no longer employed at their facility. She worked as a nurse at the hospital from Aug. 1 to Oct. 31, 2011.

Hospital officials said they were aware of the investigation and cooperated with investigators.

Cowger was released on $50,000 unsecured bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 29.

Waymart woman arrested

Waymart Police report the arrest of a woman who is accused of supplying marijuana to a child.

On Nov. 13, police arrested Lucia Dobromirescu, 27, Waymart, on a warrant from an incident which allegedly took place on Nov. 1.

According to the report, Dobromirescu allegedly offered a 12-year-old boy marijuana while she was a guest at his house.

Police say after the woman found out police were investigating the incident, Dobromirescu contacted a witness and the victim's mother and asked them to lie to police so she wouldn't get in trouble.

Dobromirescu was charged with one count of corruption of minors, one count of endangering the welfare of children and two counts of victim witness intimidiation.

She was arraigned before District Judge Jane Farrell and taken to the Wayne County Correctional Facility on $10,000 bail.

Waymart Police were assisted by Wayne County Children and Youth services until a relative could be contacted to take care of Dobromirescu's children.

Police said there would be other arrests related to this incident.

Argument over drugs

It appears an argument over drugs will lead to charges against a pair of Dreher Township residents.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police, on Nov. 13 at around 6 p.m., police responded to 650 Twin Rocks Road to a report of a domestic incident.

Trooper Jamison Warner said there was a report of a verbal dispute between a male and female inside the residence.

According to the trooper, Joseph Clark, 24, and Danell Mower, 24, were having the dispute.

In the argument, Clark apparently said he would "only give one bag of dope to Mower while he kept two for himself."

When troopers arrived, both Clark and Mower were on their couch.

When the trooper interviewed Clark, a small homemade pipe was found lying on the floor with burnt marijuana residue. Clark told police it was his.

Troopers reported that Mower was asleep with a glass marijuana pipe in her hands. Once she woke up, the pipe was found to still have residue in it, police said.

Charges are expected to be filed in district court.

Logs taken

The PSP is also reporting that logs were stolen from a property in Mt. Pleasant Township.

According to the report, sometime between Oct. 25-26, someone apparently stole approximately 10 logs from a logging site along Leonards Road.

The logs can be identified as having blue paint marks at their base.

The logs are owned by DCS Logging of Scranton.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Honesdale at 253-7126.

Assault arrest

In Honesdale, borough police report the arrest of Arthur Foster, 40, after he allegedly struck two juveniles and a female at a residence on Cliff Street in Honesdale.

On Nov. 11 at around 4 p.m., officers responded to the residence for a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, officers discovered that Foster had fled the scene.

The investigation revealed that Foster became agitated and allegedly struck one of the juvenile victims. After others tried to intervene, a physical fight ensued, police said.

Foster then fled to New York State where a warrant was issued charging him with simple assault by physical menace, harassment and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Foster turned himself into the Honesdale Borough Police Department on Nov. 12. He was arraigned before District Judge Jane Farrell and taken to the Wayne County Prison after failing to post $5,000 bail.

A Central Court appearance is scheduled for Nov 21.