Janine Edwards, Wayne County District Attorney, announced today the arrest of Matthew James Bonello, age 38 of Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania. Bonello is charged with Possession With Intent to Deliver Cocaine (Felony), Possession With Intent to Deliver Marijuana (Felony) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Misdemeanor) after a search warrant was served at his residence by detectives from the Wayne County District Attorney's Office and members of the Wayne County Drug Task Force.
Bonello was found to be in possession of numerous prepackaged bags containing approximately 32.6 grams of cocaine.
He was also in possession of numerous prepackaged bags of marijuana along with drug paraphernalia associated with the sale and use of cocaine and marijuana. A handgun, a shotgun and $10,850.00 in cash were also seized.
Bonello was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Carney and bail was set at $100,000.00. He was unable to post bail, so he was transported to the Wayne County Correctional Facility. Bonello is scheduled for an appearance at Central Court on Wednesday, December 13 at 9:00 a.m.
The filing of criminal charges is not evidence of guilt but simply a description of the charge made by the Commonwealth against a defendant. A charged Defendant is presumed innocent until a jury returns a unanimous finding that the Commonwealth has proven the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt or until the defendant enters a guilty plea to the charges.