Drug charges mount against Franklin woman

A Franklin woman charged earlier this year in connection with a drug trafficking organization in Venango County is now facing new drug charges after she allegedly sold heroin to a confidential informant multiple times last year.

A criminal complaint filed through District Judge Matthew Kirtland’s office Thursday said 34-year-old Shannon Norr sold heroin to a confidential informant on three separate occasions in June 2015.

The first instance took place on June 17, 2015, when an undercover state trooper transported a confidential informant to Norr’s home on Erie Street in Franklin after setting up a drug delivery over the phone, the complaint said.

Norr then sold heroin to the informant in exchange for $100, and the transaction was witnessed by the undercover trooper, the complaint said.

The purchased heroin was forwarded to the state police crime laboratory in Erie and tested positive, according to the complaint.

Two similar incidents took place June 19 and 24 of 2015, the complaint said.

A search warrant was executed at Norr’s residence on June 26, 2015, and syringes, digital scales, plastic bag corners containing residue, snorting tubes and other drug paraphernalia were recovered from the scene, the complaint said.

Norr was arraigned Friday by Kirtland on charges including three counts of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, three felony counts of criminal use of a communications facility, three counts of intentional possession of a controlled substance by a person not registered and four counts of use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

A preliminary hearing in the case has been tentatively scheduled for Wednesday in Venango County Central Court.

Norr remains in the Venango County jail on other drug charges.