State police arrest 21 people in Wyoming County on drug trafficking charges

By Alyssa Mursch - [email protected]

TUNKHANNOCK — An ongoing narcotics investigation has resulted in the arrests of 21 people in Wyoming County on felony drug charges, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Pennsylvania State Police said Wednesday that the Troop P Vice/Narcotic Unit worked with the Wyoming County District Attorney’s Office in conducting an arrest warrant roundup of suspects involved in narcotic trafficking. The warrants are the result of controlled purchases of narcotics made in Wyoming County by the Troop P Vice/Narcotic Unit and District Attorney’s Office, police said.

Police said those arrested were:

  • Tamara L. Atkinson, 29, Tunkhannock
  • Joseph A. Bancey, 21, New Milford
  • Stephanie M. Brace, 50, Meshoppen
  • Kimberly A. Brinton, 51, Meshoppen
  • Thomas P. Brinton Jr., 23, Forkston Township
  • Rexford E. Cruz II, 40, Dalton
  • Michael Degraw Jr., 21, Tunkhannock
  • Michelle A. Drogan, 23, Meshoppen
  • George L. Gurney, 50, Tunkhannock
  • Crystal G. Hollister, 35, Meshoppen
  • Jonathan L. Hollister, 40, Meshoppen
  • Kurtis P. Landon, 33, Tunkhannock
  • Jessica L. Landon, 27, Tunkhannock
  • Lindsey Lohmann, 28, Laceyville
  • Kurtis D. Parkhurst, 32, Meshoppen
  • Kelly M. Rinebold, 32, Blossburg
  • Kricket M. Rinebold, 34, Blossburg
  • Linda Sue Smith, 52, Factoryville
  • Bonnie L. Spindler, 24, Tunkhannock
  • Robert W. Stover, 19, Tunkhannock
  • Brett A. Sutton, 30, Laceyville

Those arrested face charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, delivery of a controlled substance, unlawful use of a telecommunication facility, criminal conspiracy and possession of a controlled substance, police said.

Parkhurst is in state prison, police said.

Police identified those suspects still at large as: Stacy Marie Antoniotti, 36 and Kyle Dolechek, 34, both of Factoryville; Colin R. Kulick, 22, of Tunkhannock; Raul Madera, 34, of Monroeton; and Jamey N. Shoemaker, 33, of Montrose. Police are requesting that anyone with information on these individuals contact the Pennsylvania State Police at 570-836-2141.

Police said the arrests were a joint effort by troopers from Troop P, Wyoming Barracks, Shickshinny Barracks, Tunkhanoock Barracks, Towanda Barracks, Laporte Barracks, the PSP Bureau of Emergency and Special Operations and the agency’s K-9 unit. Troopers also were aided by the Wyoming County District Attorney’s Office, the Wyoming County Parole and Probation Office and the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Apprehension Unit, officials said.

By Alyssa Mursch

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