Two Swoyersville women accused in fentanyl bust

By Times Leader Staff
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KINGSTON — Two women are facing felony drug offenses after police said they seized 50 bags of suspected fentanyl, a stolen gun and more than $3,000 in cash.

Chyvonne Traver, 26, and Kayla Clark, 27, both of Slocum Street in Swoyersville, were arrested and jailed Friday.

The investigation stems from tips about possible drug dealing at 190 Cooper St. in Pringle, and an informant’s report about seeing fentanyl and Ecstasy at the home, a press release states.

Kingston narcotics detectives said they conducted surveillance in the Cooper Street area and followed Traver as she traveled to the Luzerne Shopping Center. It was there where she allegedly sold a man fentanyl, which has contributed to a spate of overdose deaths locally and nationwide.

Police said they arrested Traver and Clark briefly after the drug transaction.

Officers report seizing the following items:

• A .32-caliber semiautomatic handgun reported stolen in 2010

• Fifty bags of suspected fentanyl

• Cash totaling $3,358

• A plastic bag containing several grams of suspected fentanyl

• Digital scales, packaging materials and cell phones

The women were arraigned by District Judge Alexandra Kokura Kravitz, who set bail at $125,000 for Traver and $75,000 for Clark.

Traver’s charges include two counts of possession with intent to deliver fentanyl, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and receiving stolen property.

Clark is charged with possession with intent to deliver fentanyl, receiving stolen property and other related counts.

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By Times Leader Staff