Crime

Man facing drug charges waives preliminary hearing

A New Providence man accused of bringing quantities of methamphetamine into Clearfield County waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday during centralized court in Clearfield County.

Trevor Lee Brubaker, 19, reportedly admitted to officers that he brought quantities of meth to the Clearfield area five different times and sold it for $40 per a quarter of a gram of the drug. He said he could charge more for it because his meth is “so good,” according to the affidavit.

He allegedly said that he is a good dealer because his product “gets people hooked,” but he isn’t addicted to it. His sales were reportedly arranged using his girlfriend Julie Fogle’s phone. Brubaker offered to show police the messages related to drug activity. Fogle gave police consent to search her phone.

Fogle reportedly stated that Brubaker was involved with the illegal sale of meth throughout Pennsylvania. She gave information on where he stops on his way from Lancaster, police said.

She allegedly said that earlier that evening they had stopped at a residence in Lawrence Township where Cory Adam Irwin, 34, of Curwensville, who was traveling around Clearfield with them, sold meth in exchange for Xanax pills that he and Brubaker were going to split.

According to the report, Irwin had 50 pills identified as Xanax on him. A total of $2,413 was seized from the vehicle and Brubaker reportedly had 30 grams of a crystallized substance that is suspected to be meth. It was sent to a lab for confirmation.

The group was questioned after police witnessed their vehicle accelerating through Clearfield borough and then found the vehicle parked in a business area at 12:41 a.m.

Brubaker was recognized by officers because he had previously been stopped by Lawrence Township police and charged with prohibited offensive weapons because he allegedly possessed brass knuckles.

In the drug case, Brubaker is charged with felony counts of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activity, criminal use of communication facility, two counts of manufacture/delivery/possession of a controlled substance, and misdemeanor counts of intentional possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is incarcerated on $250,000 bail.

Irwin is charged with two felony counts of manufacture/delivery/possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and misdemeanor counts of intentional possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Irwin is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

No charges have yet been filed against Fogle, according to online court documents.

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