2 charged in case involving drugs, hindering police

From staff reports

An Oil City man and a Pleasantville woman who tried to conceal the man from police are facing charges.

A criminal complaint filed by Oil City police says that when state parole agents went to a house on Manning Street on Friday they asked Megan Ames, 31, if anyone else was in the home, and she said no.

Agents then saw a man, Jeffrey Goodman Jr., 24, inside the residence, the complaint said.

Goodman stepped outside and spoke to the agents before he took off running, the complaint said. He was apprehended after a short pursuit, according to the complaint.

When Oil City police arrived, they took Goodman into custody after verifying he was wanted by the Department of Corrections for escaping from the Erie Community Corrections Center, the complaint said.

Police searched a black backpack found in Goodman’s possession that contained several baggies of methamphetamine, several bundles of heroin packaged for sale, digital scales, drug paraphernalia, ledgers, multiple cell phones, and $565 in cash, the complaint said.

Goodman was charged with two felony counts of manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, felony counts of flight to avoid apprehension/trial/punishment and escape, and two misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Ames has been charged with a felony count of hinder apprehension/prosecution — harbor or conceal.

They were arraigned and placed in the Venango County jail. Ames was unable to post bail and Goodman was denied bail due to being a flight risk.

Preliminary hearings for Ames and Goodman are scheduled today in Central Court.