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Chambersburg-to-NYC Drug Trafficking Ring Busted: 12 Suspects Arrested

 

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Press Release

HARRISBURG – Attorney General Josh Shapiro today said agents from his Office, the Pennsylvania State Police, and local police departments arrested 12 people and stopped a major Pennsylvania trafficker of the opioid Oxycodone. The ringleader of the group, David Bruce Darby of Chambersburg, is facing multiple charges, including drug delivery resulting in death.

The Attorney General said Darby smuggled Oxycodone, a Schedule II controlled substance, from New York City and distributed the drug to people in Franklin and Cumberland counties.

In August 2019, a delivery of the narcotic by Darby to Kayla Bertone, 28, of Chambersburg, lead to Bertone’s death.

“This defendant and his drug trafficking ring are responsible for the death of a young woman and the spread of an opioid epidemic we are fighting every day to stop,” AG Shapiro said following the round up of the 12 drug dealers, including Darby’s girlfriend Sarah Turesky. “The victim who overdosed had more than twice the intravenous therapeutic level of fentanyl in her blood. What’s more, this New York-to-Chambersburg pipeline flushed 6,000 pills and cocaine into the Franklin County area. Today, we have removed this cancer from south central Pennsylvania.”

Shapiro said local, state and federal law enforcement in Franklin County and New York have arrested and charged the following individuals:

  • David Bruce Darby, 41, violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act; dealing in proceeds of unlawful activity; corrupt organizations; criminal conspiracy; drug delivery resulting in death; criminal use of a communications facility; and persons not to possess a firearm.
  • Sarah Catherine Turesky, 34, dealing in proceeds of unlawful activity; corrupt organizations; violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act; criminal use of a communication facility.
  • Delisha Keyon Redden, 39, violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act; corrupt organizations; drug delivery resulting in death (gave the pills to Darby); criminal conspiracy; and criminal use of a communication facility.
  • Cedric Stephens, 48, violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act; dealing in proceeds of unlawful activity; corrupt organizations.
  • Natasha Gomez, 38, violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act; dealing in proceeds of unlawful activity; corrupt organizations.
  • Jonathan Butler, 41, violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act; dealing in proceeds of unlawful activity; corrupt organizations.
  • Karen Marie Sloane, 49, violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act; dealing in proceeds of unlawful activity; corrupt organizations.
  • Alycia Logsdon, 30, violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act; corrupt organizations; criminal conspiracy; and criminal use of a communication facility.
  • Stacey Spoonhour, 39, violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act; corrupt organizations; criminal conspiracy; and criminal use of a communication facility.
  • David Hemphill, 57, violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act; corrupt organizations; criminal conspiracy; and criminal use of a communication facility.
  • Michael Campoli, 54, corrupt organizations; criminal conspiracy; and criminal use of a communication facility.
  • Malik Bonds, 39, violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act; corrupt organizations; criminal conspiracy; and criminal use of a communication facility.

Aside from the Office of Attorney General, the U.S. Marshals Service, Franklin County District Attorney, Franklin County Drug Task Force, Pennsylvania State Police, Chambersburg Police Department, Washington Township Police Department, Waynesboro Police Department, Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, and the Shippensburg Police Department assisted in the investigation and today’s arrests. Senior Deputy Attorney General Robert Smulktis will prosecute.

All charges discussed are accusations. The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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