Houtzdale, PA – The final members of a family involved in a Clearfield County cocaine ring have been sent to state prison.
52-year-old Pamela Gavlak was sentenced to 22 months to 5 years in prison for her role in a drug ring involving her two children, her son-in-law, and his uncle.
The case dates back to a lengthy investigation last spring in Houtzdale. The ring was reportedly selling more than $10,000 of cocaine each month. In the final bust, officers seized more than 70 grams of cocaine, $2,750 in cash, and various drug paraphernalia.
Although Gavlak’s attorney argued that she had not actually sold the drug, the investigation showed evidence of people buying about two grams a cocaine a week from her.
Gavlak’s children, 28-year-old Robert Gavlak and 35-year-old Catherine Anderson were part of the cocaine ring, led by Catherine’s husband, 46-year-old Todd Anderson. Anderson’s uncle, Leroy Bryant, was also involved. They have all been sentenced.
- Catherine Anderson – 11.5 months to 2 years in county jail and 2 years of probation
- Robert Gavlak – 11.5 months to 2 years in county jail and 5 years of probation
- Leroy Bryant – 8 to 16 years in state prison
- Todd Anderson – 8 to 16 years in state prison
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