Sigel, PA – The fight against drugs continues in Jefferson County, just as District Attorney Jeff Burkett said it would. At least five people were arrested in two separate drug busts.
Over the course of Aug. 1 through 4, the Drug Task Force of Jefferson County made controlled buys to collect more evidence against suspected drug dealers.
In a drug case in Sigel, pulled over the vehicle of two suspects. They found meth, money and drug paraphernalia when they searched the vehicle. Police then searched several buildings along Beers Road in Sigel and reportedly found a substantial amount of methamphetamine with a street value of more than $7,000 and evidence that drugs were being sold there.
30-year-old Curtis Walker of Sigel and 32-year-old Joseph Fyock of Sigel both face three counts each of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine. 37-year-old William Todd of Lutherburg is facing one count of the same charges in the same case.
In another unrelated investigation on Tuesday, police served search warrants for drug trafficking and illegal tattooing of minors at an apartment on Main Street in Reynoldsville. They found four grams of cocaine and methamphetamine. They also found a 16-year-old girl who was being tattooed and a fugitive man who was wanted by PA State Parole.
Marc “Joker” Panzer of Reynoldsville is facing charges for illegally tattooing minor, corruption of minors and possession of drug paraphernalia. James Rodgers of Johnstown was taken into custody for parole violations.
Jefferson County District Attorney Jeff Burkett admits that it’s a long and ongoing battle. NEW 0408 Still, he says that officers are constantly working to take drug dealers off the streets and get addicts the help that they need.