Local businessman convicted of dealing Meth
May 10, 2013
James Michael Bidwell, the former owner of Christian Waste Services in Mount Pocono, was convicted in Monroe County Court of Common Pleas on charges of trafficking in methamphetamine.
Charges arose from the November 18, 2010 traffic stop of Bidwell’s tractor-trailer conducted by Corporal Matthew Nero of the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department in Tobyhanna Township. A search of the truck revealed 3.5 grams of methamphetamine.
Judge Stephen Higgins, who presided over the trial, set Bidwell’s sentencing for July 11, 2013.
Pocono Summit man arrested for marijuana, cheating drug test
May 9, 2013
Tyler Decamp, 20, of Pocono Summit has been arrested by the Monroe County Office of the District Attorney's Detective Unit in connection with trying to cheat a probation drug test.
Probation Officers discovered Decamp concealing a "Whizzinator", which is a device used to conceal and transport drug-free urine to avoid discovery of drugs in someone's urine.
Decamp is currently incarcerated in the Monroe County Correctional Facility on a probation violation, and will appear in front of Magisterial District Judge Kristina Anzini on a future date.
Two arrested in Stroud Twp for selling Oxycodone
May 2, 2013
Dayton LeBar, 33, of East Stroudsburg and Ryan Keller, 23, of Stroudsburg, were arrested by the Monroe County Drug Task Force in the parking lot behind the PNC Bank in the Eagle Valley Shopping Center in Stroud Townshiip.
Members of the Drug Task Force were conducting a surveillance operation in the parking lot, a known drug "hot spot", when they observed a drug transaction in a vehicle idling in the parking lot.
In the vehicle, LeBar and Keller were both found in possession of Oxycodone pills, and admitted to traveling to Wal-Mart to sell the drugs.
Hunt for fugitive results in marijuana arrest
May 1, 2013
When agents from the Monroe County Domestic Relations office arrived at a home in Paradise Township to look for Dwayne Sweet, a man wanted for failing to appear at a court hearing for being in arrears on his child support payments, they discovered Chistopher Anderson, 25, of Coolbaugh Township staying at the home.
They also smelled a strong odor of marijuana inside the home, and contacted Detective Robert Burns of the Monroe County Office of the District Attorney. After a search of the home, marijuana was found ready to be sold on the street.
Sweet was arrested on the outstanding warrant, and Anderson was arrested for possession with intent to deliver the marijuana. Both were incarcerated at the Monroe County Correctional Facility.