Man waives hearing
in Hanover drug case
WILKES-BARRE — A man charged with two others for drug possession and trafficking waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Luzerne County Central Court on Wednesday.
Corey David Arnott, 25, Hanover Township, now faces trial on two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count each of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Township police and the Luzerne County Drug Task Force searched a Hazle Street, Hanover Township, residence March 19, allegedly finding 1,323 heroin packets, $1,392 in cash, crystal methamphetamine, a digital scale and heroin packaging materials.
Cassandra Pardini, of Mountain Top, and Zachery Thiede-Laiuvara, 23, of Ashley, were arrested with Arnott.
Pardini previously waived her right to a preliminary hearing and faces a drug trafficking charge in county court.
A preliminary hearing for Thiede-Laiuvara was continued until May 2. He is charged with four counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, two counts of possession, and a single count of criminal use of a communication facility.
will stand trial
WILKES-BARRE — A man charged by Newport Township police with stalking a woman waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Luzerne County Central Court on Wednesday.
Nicholas Dan Tattersall, 28, of Rock Street, Newport Township, will now face a single count of stalking in county court.
Prosecutors withdrew charges of harassment and disorderly conduct.
Police allege Tattersall was parked in front of his ex-girlfriend’s apartment and sent her threatening text messages April 10.
Allegedly high driver
headed to county court
WILKES-BARRE — A man from Nanticoke charged with driving a vehicle while under the influence of marijuana waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Luzerne County Central Court on Wednesday.
Jhaquil Armoni Moore, 22, of East Broad Street, will now face in county court a host of charges that include possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI, speeding, careless driving and driving with a suspended license.
According to a criminal complaint:
State police stopped Moore for traveling 76 mph in a 55 mph zone on the South Cross Valley Expressway, Route 29, in Hanover Township on Nov. 24.
Moore was under the influence of marijuana and had a bag of pot and Oxycodone pills in his pockets. A second bag of marijuana was found in a backpack inside the vehicle.