Drug suspects charged
Two more people were charged Monday in connection with a drug distribution ring discovered in the wake of a police chase in January, according to court documents.
Claysburg resident Adam Claycomb, 47, and Robin Resig, 43, of Roaring Spring, were arraigned Monday on drug charges, after an investigation of phones seized from Claysburg resident Chris Steele, 48.
On Jan. 12, a Freedom Township police officer attempted a traffic stop of Steele’s vehicle as it was traveling south on Dunnings Highway, which resulted in a 27-mile pursuit and Steele wrecking his vehicle twice, police reported.
Steele was charged with several crimes in late January, including fleeing police and possession of a controlled substance after police discovered about 4 grams of methamphetamine in his vehicle, court documents state.
Police also discovered three cellphones in Steele’s vehicle, and after compiling a search warrant, they located text messages implicating Claycomb and Resig in a scheme to purchase and deliver large amounts of heroin and meth, a criminal complaint states.
One of the cellphones was determined to belong to Claycomb, and in several messages, the defendant appears to orchestrate drug purchases and sales with multiple people, including Resig,
In one conversation, Resig told Claycomb she had “some good s- – -,” listed a price for a large quantity and offered to let him try the goods before purchasing, police reported.
Steele and Claycomb also exchanged messages, during which they discussed potentially losing a large drug sale and client loyalty, court documents stated.
Claycomb was unable to post his $30,000 cash bail and has been detained at the Blair County Prison. His preliminary hearing is scheduled today before Magisterial District Judge Andrew Blattenberger.
Resig was released on an unsecured bail of $40,000, and her preliminary hearing today is before Blattenberger, court documents state.