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According to Mirror staff reports

A controlled purchase of heroin by a confidential informant working with the Blair County Drug Task Force resulted in the arrest of a town woman and a homeless man.

The task force operation took place on Friday afternoon when an IC purchased a brick of heroin for $300 from a man the IC knew as “Bobby.”

The IC met “Bobby”, identified as Brian Scott Lawrence, 33, at 17th Street and 7th Avenue Sheetz, and Lawrence got into the back seat of the undercover officer’s car and IC and Lawrence were taken to InTown Square at 16th Street and 13th Avenue, state court documents.

In InTown Square, IC and Lawrence met 29-year-old Adriel J. Harris, who was driving a silver Dodge sedan. Harris gave Lawrence a pack of brown cigarettes and he in turn gave the pack to CI for $300, according to court documents. The package contained a transparent plastic bag filled with heroin.

Logan Township police initiated a traffic stop on Harris’ vehicle on 13th Avenue.

Once in custody, Lawrence was discovered to have several pieces of drug paraphernalia, including pipes, a digital scale, packets of wax, mini plastic bags, three bills of acetaminophen/hydrocodone, alprazolam pills, a partial bottle of morphine sulfate and $180 from the registered drug task force fund.

Harris claimed she sold fake heroin to Lawrence because she was fed up with people dying from using heroin. Police found $120 in task force funds in his hoodie pocket. A clear plastic bag containing suspected heroin was found in her bra during treatment, police said.

Before the vehicle was towed away, police were able to see a clear plastic bag in the center console containing alleged heroin packets. Vehicle inventory has been halted, according to court documents.

The suspected heroine was sent to the State Police crime lab for processing.

Harris was arraigned Saturday before Magistrate District Judge Benjamin F. Jones for felony conspiracy to possess with intent to deliver and possession with intent to deliver and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance. Unable to post $100,000 bond, she was returned to the Blair County Jail.

Lawrence was also arraigned Saturday before Jones for felony conspiracy to possess with intent to deliver, possession with intent to deliver and criminal use of a means of communication and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance.

Unable to post $50,000 bond, he was returned to the Blair County Jail.

Their preliminary hearings are set for September 28 before Magistrate District Judge Daniel C. DeAntonio.



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