Centre County fugitive accused of selling pot, other drugs caught in California

A Centre County fugitive was captured Friday in California and will be brought back to Pennsylvania to face charges that occurred in March of 2010 for selling marijuana and various other drugs in the State College area, police said.

In March 2010, the Centre County Drug Task Force and the State College Police Department engaged in a joint investigation of Joseph Mishock, known to his drug customers as “Joe Shock” and the “Trypnotist.” Police said he had been selling LSD and marijuana in the State College area.

After Mishock sold controlled substances, police said they were able to obtain a search warrant on his downtown State College apartment, where they discovered Ecstasy, diazepam, ketamine, marijuana, vials containing cocaine residue, digital scales, $963 in cash and other drug paraphernalia.

Mishock was charged with five counts of possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance, a felony; two counts of criminal use of communication facility, a felony of the third degree; and five counts of possession of a controlled substance without a valid prescription order, a misdemeanor.

Mishock fled from Centre County at the time charges were filed, police said. He was picked up in San Francisco for activity relating to drugs.