August 5, 2014

Four charged with dealing bath salts in St. Marys

William Dilley
 

Jacob Dilley
 Jeremiah Dilley
 Abby O'Rourke
HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced charges against four alleged drug dealers accused of distributing bath salts, a powerful and highly addictive synthetic drug, throughout St. Marys.

The charges are the result of an investigation between the Office of Attorney General's North Central Municipal Drug Task Force and Elk County District Attorney Shawn McMahon's office, resulting in the seizure of more than 943 grams of bath salts with an estimated street value of $200,000. 

Following the arrest of William Dilley and Jacob Dilley on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, law enforcement gathered intelligence that led to a search warrant for the delivery of a package of bath salts to an undisclosed location, seizing an additional 105 grams of bath salts worth $20,000.
 
William Dilley received $25,000 unsecured bond and Jacob Dilley received $50,000 straight cash bond. Co-conspirators Jeremiah Dilley and Abby O'Rourke are currently incarcerated and will be arrested in the near future.

Attorney General Kane thanked the St. Marys Police Department for its assistance with the investigation, as well as Elk County District Attorney Shawn McMahon's office, which is prosecuting.

The Office of Attorney General recently unveiled a new initiative to fight the scourge of illegal drugs in communities across the Commonwealth. Individuals who have witnessed a drug deal in their neighborhood or suspect illegal drug activity where they live or work can send an anonymous tip to the Office of Attorney General by texting PADRUGS + YOUR TIP to 847411. Tips can also be submitted electronically here.

Below is a complete list of the defendants and the charges against them.

-- William Dilley, 55, 130 Poplar Road, St. Marys, is charged with one count of possession of bath salts, one count of possession with intent to deliver bath salts and one count of criminal conspiracy to deliver bath salts.

-- Jacob Dilley, 21, 1340 Poplar Road, St. Marys, is charged with four counts of criminal use of a communications facility and one count of criminal conspiracy to deliver bath salts.

-- Jeremiah Dilley, 35, 42 Dippold Ave., St. Marys, is charged with four counts of criminal use of a communications facility, one count of criminal conspiracy to deliver bath salts and one count of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities.

-- Abby O'Rourke, 30, 331 1st Ave., Johnsonburg, is charged with one count of criminal conspiracy to deliver bath salts and one count of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities.

(A person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty.)

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