Pike County District Attorney Raymond Tonkin announced a Honesdale woman was sentenced to up to 6 years in a State Correctional Facility for Possession of 430 bags of heroin valued at up to $8,600.
Jessica M. Cargill, age 29, Honesdale plead guilty to charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. She was sentenced to a State Correctional Facility for 3 to 6 years, and was ordered to pay a fine of $800.00 for the crime of Possession with Intent to Deliver in Pike County Court.
The Pennsylvania State Police stopped Cargill on Route 6 in Lackawaxen Township, for failure to dim her high beams to an oncoming vehicle. During the traffic stop, troopers became suspicious of Cargill and her passenger.
During a search of Cargill's vehicle, troopers discovered a safe securely fastened in the trunk of the vehicle. Troopers then applied for a search warrant to open and search the safe.
Inside the safe troopers located 430 bags of heroin. The heroin had a street value of up to $8,600.
Pike County District Attorney Raymond Tonkin said, "This was a large amount of heroin that was intended to be sold in the area." Tonkin credited, the alertness of the troopers who made the arrest. "Because of their awareness, the Pennsylvania State Police stopped a large amount of heroin from further infecting our community."