Venango County Man Pleads Guilty to Role in Meth-Dealing Ring, Fleeing Arrest While Intoxicated

June 21, 2023 | Topic: Criminal

HARRISBURG—Attorney General Michelle Henry announced that a Venango County man pleaded guilty today for selling methamphetamine and fleeing from police while intoxicated after a drug sale.

Clint Alan Donovan, 42, pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony possession with intent to deliver (methamphetamine) and misdemeanor driving under the influence. He will be sentenced on July 21, 2023.

Police determined that Donovan threw a bag containing a large quantity of methamphetamine out of the vehicle window as he fled.

“Methamphetamine is a dangerous and highly addictive drug that destroys lives, and this defendant was dealing large quantities for some time,” Attorney General Henry said. “This guilty plea and sentencing is another step in this office’s commitment to holding drug dealers accountable for peddling poisons in our communities.”

Prior to his arrest, police had been observing Donovan’s activities and identified him as a potential drug trafficker.

Donovan was arrested last summer following a high-speed chase as he attempted to flee law enforcement. Police determined he tossed a bag containing more than 13 ounces of methamphetamine out of the window of a moving vehicle which he was operating.

While in jail, Donovan made phone calls to three co-conspirators allegedly involved in a meth and prescription pill-dealing ring. The others have also been charged.

During the investigations of these four individuals, agents seized methamphetamine, fentanyl, various pills, and 13 firearms.

This case was prosecuted by Senior Deputy Attorney General Kara Cotter.

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