Kingston woman pleads guilty to drug charge stemming from 2015 bust

By Patrick Kernan - [email protected] | December 7th, 2017 7:26 pm

WILKES-BARRE — A Kingston woman pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony drug charge stemming from a 2015 heroin bust in exchange for prosecutors withdrawing the remaining counts against her.

Michelle Lynne Sebolka, 31, entered the plea before Luzerne County Judge David W. Lupas. She will be sentenced Feb. 8.

Sebolka was arrested on June 26, 2015, at 89 S. Gates Ave., Kingston, after another man was accused of selling heroin in front of the home.

Aaron Bangaroo, 36, was arrested on a warrant, and Sebolka arrived while the warrant was being served, court papers say.

Inside the home, police said they found two 9mm handguns, 282 heroin packets, 15 packaged bags of crack cocaine, packaging materials and cash.

Bangaroo was charged with six counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and three counts each of possession of drugs and possession of paraphernalia.

Court records show all the charges were later dropped against Bangaroo. However, he pleaded guilty in 2015 on an unrelated charge of unsworn falsification to authorities. He was sentenced to one to two years in prison.


By Patrick Kernan

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