OC residents face drug charges after search at home

From staff reports

Two Oil City residents were charged with felony drug-related offenses Thursday after Venango County Probation and Parole officers located multiple items indicative of drug manufacture and sale at 408 Innis St.

A criminal complaint said Probation and Parole personnel were conducting a visit at the home of Alex Petkavich, 29, where Shani Alcorn, 28, also lives, when they found torch-type lighters, glass smoking pipes, digital scales, small zip-lock baggies, suspected methamphetamine and a large sum of cash in the freezer.

Petkavich was incarcerated in the Venango County jail at the time, the complaint said.

Probation and Parole contacted the Oil City police, who responded to the scene. A black book was found with Alcorn’s name inside, along with records of people to whom Alcorn owed money, the complaint said.

Officers also found a bookbag containing books and paperwork with Petkavich’s name written inside, along with syringes, baggies and scales with a white powdery residue, according to the complaint.

Alcorn and Petkavich are both facing one felony count of criminal conspiracy and misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.

Alcorn was placed in the Venango County jail as she was unable to post bail.