Following an undercover investigation that spanned from November 2018 to May 26 suspects have been identified and are facing drug delivery and possession related charges.

Residents from Bradford County along with Chemung and Tioga County residents were targeted in the investigation, according to the Bradford County District Attorney’s Office. Most of the deals and suspects were found through confidential informants alongside law enforcement.

Heroin, fentanyl, methamphetamine, marijuana and other controlled substances were all involved in the operation, according to the District Attorney’s Office. Drugs were stored in everything from a lockbox in a purse in the case of 28-year-old Melissa Callahan of Nichols, in a medical bottle in the case of 31-year-old Samantha Eberlin-Stiehl of Sayre, and even in a “Truthland” DVD case in the incident involving 29-year-old Jacqueline Lucy of Athens.

In the investigation of 35-year-old Matthew Corwin of Elmira, New York, large quantities of fentanyl, heroin and even stolen firearms, such as rifles and handguns, were offered to an undercover investigator. Corwin is accused of telling the undercover investigator that his fentanyl source was from Rochester but he has, “plugs (drug sources) everywhere.”

Listed are the suspects in custody at this time and the charges that they are facing:

  • Jennifer Baldwin, 35, of Binghamton, New York, is facing charges of delivery of a controlled substance and criminal use of communication facility.
  • Billie Jo Lantz, 29, of Sayre is facing charges of delivery of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communications facility.
  • Lewis Comstock, 35, of Sayre is facing charges of delivery of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communications facility.
  • Kristi Comstock, 29, of Sayre is facing charges of delivery of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communications facility.
  • Samantha Eberlin–Stiehl, 31, of Sayre is facing charges of delivery of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communications facility.
  • Matthew Corwin, 35, of Elmira, New York, is facing a charge of delivery of a controlled substance.
  • David Phillips, 29, of Reading is facing charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal use of communication facility and possession of a controlled substance.
  • Amber Harvey, 32, of Elmira is facing charges of delivery of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communications facility.
  • Terri Finnerty, 47, of Athens is facing charges of delivery of a controlled substance, criminal use of a communications facility and possession of a controlled substance.
  • Manley Chapman, 30, of Waverly is facing charges of delivery of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communications facility.
  • Zachary Moore, 21, of Waverly is facing charges of delivery of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communications facility.
  • Jacklyn Lucy, 29, of Athens is facing charges of delivery of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communications facility.
  • David Terkay, 62, of Sayre is facing charges of possession of a controlled substance, tampering with evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Jeffery Pearsall, 30, of Troy is facing charges of delivery of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communications facility.
  • Melissa Callahan, 28, of Nichols is facing charges of delivery of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communications facility.
  • Jordan White, 32, of Elmira is facing charges of delivery of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communications facility.
  • Kirsten Douglas, 21, of Barton is facing three counts of criminal conspiracy.
  • Candace Chase, 37, of Spencer is facing charges of delivery of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communications facility.
  • Miley Delacruz, 26, of Waverly is facing charges of delivery of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communications facility.
  • Gregory Brown, 23, of Elmira is facing charges of delivery of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communications facility.
  • Tate Coleman, 29, of Barton is facing charges of delivery of a controlled substance, criminal use of a communications facility, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and delivery/intent to deliver drug paraphernalia.

Listed below are five defendants that are currently still at large.

  • Casey Carpenter, 35, of Waverly is wanted for delivery of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility.
  • Thomas Darrow, 38, of Ulster is wanted for delivery of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility.
  • Anthony Stuzenstein, 39, of Athens is wanted for delivery of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility.
  • Harley Platt, 23, of Athens is wanted for delivery of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility.
  • Joshua Chapman, 27, of Sayre is wanted for delivery of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility.

The investigation was conducted by the Bradford County Drug Task Force with the assistance of special agents of the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General. The suspects of the investigation were rounded up on Thursday last week with help from the Athens Township police, Athens Borough police, the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office, Sayre Borough Police, and the Pennsylvania State Police.

“This was a massive drug operation that was transporting dangerous drugs such as heroin and fentanyl across state lines into Bradford County neighborhoods,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro stated in an initial release about the arrests. “These poisons are fueling an epidemic that is devastating Pennsylvania communities and it is a top priority of law enforcement to prevent them from coming into our commonwealth in the first place. I’m grateful for the strong collaboration between our partners in the Bradford County District Attorney’s Office as well as local, state, and federal law enforcement to break up this organization and keep the people of Bradford County safe.”

The Bradford County District Attorney’s Office also thanked the New York State Police in Chemung and Tioga counties, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Elmira Police Department, the Broome County Sheriff’s Department, the Tioga County Sheriff’s Department and the Chemung County Sheriff’s Department for their assistance in the investigation. Prosecution of the cases will be handled by the District Attorney’s Office.

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