Two Oil City men and a Franklin woman are facing drug charges, including possession with intent to deliver, after police said they found money, drugs and drug paraphernalia in the woman’s residence.
Sugarcreek Borough police, in a news release, said that at about 9:05 a.m. Tuesday agents from the Board of Probation and Parole requested assistance from police while they served an arrest warrant at a Venango Street residence.
Homeowner Alyson Ream, 37, and also Oil City residents Gregory Brower, 37, and Terence Loggins, 38, were inside the residence, where parole officers had found a large bag containing five individual bags of marijuana in a black book bag in the bedroom, police said.
According to police, Ream said at least three times that the marijuana was hers and “she wanted to take responsibility” for it, and she told her mother on the phone while in front of officers that she had cash in a black coat and asked her mother to “put money on all their books” while they were in jail.
All three were taken into custody and, after obtaining a warrant, police said they then searched the remainder of the residence, where they took as evidence about $3,455 in cash; Ream’s, Brower’s and Loggins’ cellphones; drug paraphernalia; and additional small bags of marijuana and suspected cocaine and crack cocaine that were ready for sale and distribution.
Police further noted through investigation that they learned “all three suspects played a vital role in the sale and distribution of the drugs and drug paraphernalia,” and “committed overt actions” in furthering the sale and delivery of controlled substances.
Ream, Brower and Loggins are all facing two felony counts each of manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, and one felony count each of conspiracy of the same. They additionally all face two misdemeanor counts each of intentional possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor count of conspiracy of intentional possession of a controlled substance, and a misdemeanor count of use/possession of drug paraphernalia.
All three were arraigned Friday before District Judge Matthew Kirtland and are being held in the Venango County jail, unable to post bail. Their preliminary hearing is set for 8:30 a.m. Oct. 4 in Central Court.