Pike County District Attorney Raymond Tonkin announced that two individuals were charged with the sale of heroin to an undercover detective on three separate occasions.
— Pike County District Attorney Raymond Tonkin announced that two individuals were charged with the sale of heroin to an undercover detective on three separate occasions.
On Oct. 24 Jessica Rombousek of Matamoras and Edwin Quiles of Hartford, Conn., were both arrested for their involvement in the distribution of heroin in Dingman Township.
According to the criminal complaint, Rombousek sold an undercover detective heroin on three separate occasions. On Oct. 8, Rombousek sold an undercover detective 20 bags of heroin for $200.
Again on Oct. 17, Rombousek sold 50 bags of heroin to undercover detectives for $380. On the final occasion on Oct. 24 Rombousek sold 100 bags for $750.
Rombousek told police that Quiles, who was present for two of the deliveries, sold her the heroin to sell to the detective. Quiles’ vehicle was subsequently searched and detectives found 13 more bags of heroin and seized a total of $1,088.
Quiles was charged with two counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, and one count of Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance and Criminal Conspiracy, all felonies. Quiles is being held at the Pike County Correctional Facility in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Rombousek was charged with three counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Criminal use of a Communication Facility, Criminal Conspiracy, all felonies, and Possession with Intent to Use Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.
She was arraigned and sent to the Pike County Correctional Facility in lieu of $75,000 bail.
Rombousek and Quiles are scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Oct. 30 at 1 p.m.
District Attorney Raymond Tonkin extended his thanks to the Pennsylvania State Police, and Eastern Pike Regional Police Department for their assistance and cooperation during the investigation.
Anyone with information on drug trafficking in Pike County can call the District Attorney’s Office at (570) 296-3482 and ask for the Detective Bureau. All calls will be kept confidential.