Clearfield, PA – An Osceola Mills man will be serving time in state prison for his involvement in his family’s cocaine ring.
58-year-old Leroy Bryant played a role in a ring led by his nephew, 46-year-old Todd Anderson of Madera.
This comes after a lengthy investigation in spring of last year, in which police used controlled purchases to prove that the family was dealing cocaine.
Bryant was caught during a drug raid last June. Police say the drug ring was bringing in about $10,000 worth of cocaine into our area each month.
Bryant pleaded guilty to intent to deliver a controlled substance, criminal conspiracy, and criminal use of a communications facility. He was sentenced to 8 to 16 years in state prison.
Todd Anderson, the alleged leader of the ring, was recently sentenced to a total of 8 to 16 years in state prison as well.
The ring also involved Todd Anderson’s wife, 35-year-old Catherine Anderson of Madera. It also spread out to more of the Gavlak family, including 51-year-old Pamela Gavlak of Houtzdale.
Robert Gavlak, Anderson’s brother-in-law, was sentenced to nearly two years in county jail, plus five years of probation. His sentence is significantly lighter because he agreed to work with police, giving information about the others in the drug ring, including his mother.
Pamela Gavlak and Catherine Anderson are also reportedly pleading guilty with their sentencing hearings set for July.
During the investigation throughout 2017, officers seized more than 70 grams of cocaine, $2,750 in cash, and various drug paraphernalia.
Police say that Anderson and the others had been selling cocaine for more than a year before they were arrested.
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