Greenfield Township man arrested on drug charges

Dispute over text messages leads to investigation

A Greenfield Township man is behind bars after text messages from another woman led to a call to police about suspected drug dealing.

Michael D. DiGiacobbe, 29, of 328 Polecat Hollow Road, Claysburg, was taken into custody Wednesday evening after Greenfield Township police executed search warrants for his home and Ford Explorer and allegedly found MDMA, marijuana, methampheta­mine, Suboxone and numerous drug-related paraphernalia, according to charges filed Thursday.

It all started Wednesday when DiGiacobbe’s girlfriend noticed another woman had sent text messages to his old phone. Agitated that another woman was texting her boyfriend, DiGiacobbe’s girlfriend took the phone to a male cousin so he could help her look through the phone for other messages, Greenfield Township police Officer Tyler Nevin Grigg noted in the charges.

When the cousin saw multiple messages referencing marijuana and Molly — a nickname for MDMA or ecstasy — he called police.

DiGiacobbe’s girlfriend allegedly told police, who responded about 6 p.m., that she knew DiGiacobbe smoked marijuana and occasionally sold it, but she “was unaware of the degree of sales and different controlled substances he was selling,” police noted.

She then told police he keeps marijuana, money and other paraphernalia in lock boxes in his Ford Explorer and that he moves the boxes between his vehicle and his basement.

The search of the vehicle and lock boxes allegedly turned up 56 MDMA pills, a bag with “a large piece of methamphetamine,” five Suboxone strips, “a substantial amount of marijuana” that weighed more than 30 grams and THC wax, along with numerous items such as pipes, empty stamp bags, digital scales, multiple sandwich bags and a large bag of syringes.

DiGiacobbe was charged with multiple felony and misdemeanor drug counts and lodged in Blair County Prison in lieu of $15,000 cash bail after his arraignment Thursday morning by Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller.

A preliminary hearing is slated for March 28 before Magisterial District Judge Andrew Blattenberger.

Mirror Staff Writer Greg Bock is at 946-7458.