By Kaylee Lindenmuth
MAHANOY CITY - Three were charged as a result of a drug investigation in Mahanoy City over the past month, though one is still wanted and police are seeking the public's assistance.
According to borough police, around 3:35pm Wednesday, Nicole Lorah, 20, of Mahanoy City, was taken into custody in the 900 block of East Mahanoy Avenue on an active arrest warrant for felony conspiracy, unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, and criminal use of a communication facility. Lorah was subsequently arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Anthony Kilker and committed to Schuylkill County Prison.
A second, Joshua Derk, 28, incarcerated at the Schuylkill County Prison on unrelated offenses, was charged with felony delivery of a controlled substance, felony conspiracy to commit unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, and will be arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Anthony Kilker.
A third individual is wanted as a result of the investigation. Christopher Mullen, 45, of Coal Township, Northumberland County, is charged with delivery of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, and numerous summary violations.
"All three of these individuals were charged in connection with a drug
investigation that was conducted within the borough over the last month. This investigation would not have been possible without the keen observations of the public, who provided us with the information that helped the police to identify the problem and remove it from their neighborhood," said Chief Ken Zipovsky. "Although two of the offenders are in custody, a third is still out on the streets. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Christopher Mullen is asked to contact police by dialing 911, or sending information via email to the Mahanoy City Police Department’s tip line at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Mahanoy City Police Department continues its dauntless efforts that make a safer community.