Crime

Heroin cases will head to trial in Centre County

Eight people arrested after a drug investigation that spanned two years will be heading to trial in Centre County.

Public defender Deborah Lux confirmed Thursday that Theophilus Love Baldwin, 36, was bound over for trial on four charges of possession with intent to deliver heroin and oxycodone, three counts of delivery of heroin, two counts of criminal conspiracy and one count of criminal use of a communication facility. He remains in the Centre County Correctional Facility.

Two other defendants also took their cases to preliminary hearings, said Senior Deputy Attorney General Patrick Leonard.

Harvey Grant Edwards, 37, of Williamsport, was bound over on two counts of delivery of heroin, one count of possession with intent to deliver, one count of criminal conspiracy and one count of criminal use of a communication facility. He remains in the county prison.

Chelcie Elizabeth Styers, 20, of Blanchard, was bound over on three counts of delivery of marijuana, one count of criminal conspiracy and one count of criminal use of a communication facility. She remains free on $20,000 bail.

Five other defendants waived their rights to a preliminary hearing.

Amanda Sue Cain, 29, of Howard, will be tried on one count of possession with intent to deliver heroin, one count of criminal conspiracy and one count of criminal use of a communication facility. She is free on $10,000 unsecured bail.

Douglas Cowher Jr., 40, of Woodward, will be tried on one count of criminal conspiracy and one count of criminal use of a communication facility. He is free on $10,000 unsecured bail.

Mandy Julie Mabry, 38, of Lock Haven, will be tried on one count of delivery of heroin, one count of possession with intent to deliver heroin, one count of criminal conspiracy and one count of criminal use of a communication facility. She is free on $10,000 unsecured bail.

Dwayne Orlando Mays, 27, will be tried on one count of delivery of heroin, one count of possession with intent to deliver heroin, one count of criminal conspiracy and one count of criminal use of a communication facility. He is an inmate at the State Correctional Institution at Laurel Highlands in Somerset County.

Chad Richard Solt, 39, of Pennsylvania Furnace, will be tried on three counts of delivery of Percocet, one count of criminal conspiracy and one count of criminal use of a communication facility. He is free on $25,000 unsecured bail.

Leonard said that the next court appearances in the case should be formal arraignment hearings. Lux said Baldwin’s hearing is scheduled for March 19.

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