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Ten charged with dealing heroin and cocaine in Pike County

Matthew Maloney


Seven suspected drug dealers were arrested in Pike County on January 14 as part of an investigation by the Pike County District Attorney’s Office into the selling of heroin and cocaine in Pike County. Three additional arrests are expected.

District Attorney Raymond Tonkin said the investigation focused on drug dealing in Delaware Township and Dingman Township, but also included drug purchases in Matamoras Borough.

The investigation began three months ago when detectives from the Pike County District Attorney’s Office learned that there was a group of loosely knit individuals selling heroin and cocaine in the Delaware Township area. Through the use of informants and undercover officers, investigators made a total of 16 purchases of heroin and 5 purchases of cocaine. In all, investigators purchased approximately 535 bags of heroin and 22.8 grams of cocaine. The purchases ranged from between $40 and $840.

After the Pike County Detectives obtained arrest warrants for a total of ten individuals, approximately 30 law enforcement agents from the Pennsylvania State Police, the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, Eastern Pike Regional Police, Milford Police Department, Shohola Police Department, the Wayne County District Attorney’s Office and the Pike County Probation Department set out early this morning to serve arrest warrants on those individuals charged with drug trafficking.

A total of 7 were arrested with three persons still being sought. An 11th person was charged with hindering the arrest of two individuals.

According to the criminal complaint charging Saeed Musah, age 21, he sold cocaine to a confidential informant on three separate occasions. On November 15, 2013, Musah sold 3 grams of suspected cocaine to a confidential informant for $300. Again on November 27, 2013, Musah sold 7 grams of suspected cocaine to a confidential informant for $740. On the final occasion on December 4, 2013, Musah sold 10.5 grams of suspected cocaine for $840 to a confidential informant.

According to a criminal complaint, Brad Middaugh, age 19, sold heroin to a confidential informant on four occasions between October and November 2013. The first delivery occurred on October 4, 2013, where according to the complaint, Middaugh sold 20 packets of suspected heroin to a confidential informant for $240. The second purchase occurred on October 15, 2013 in Delaware Township, where Middaugh sold 30 packets of suspected heroin to a confidential informant for $360. The third purchase occurred on October 22, 2013, where Middaugh again sold 30 packets of suspected heroin to a confidential informant for $360. On the last incident on November 21, 2013, Middaugh sold 21 packets of suspected heroin for $210 to a confidential informant.

John Joray, age 25, and Matthew Maloney, age 25, are accused of selling heroin to a confidential informant on three separate occasions. According to a criminal complaint on October 15, 2013, Joray sold 20 packets of suspected heroin to a confidential informant for $240. On November 19, 2013, according to the complaint, the confidential informant met with Joray and proceeded to a separate location to meet with Maloney.

There Maloney was handed $600 in exchange for 50 bags of heroin. On November 25, 2013, the confidential informant met with Joray, whose 1 1/2 year old son was in the back seat of his car, where he prompted his son to say racist and derogatory terms. Joray and the confidential informant met with Maloney where he delivered 22 packets of suspected heroin for $ 300. On a third occasion on December 2, 2013, the confidential informant met with Joray and then traveled to Maloney's residence in Dingman Township. There Maloney sold 30 bags of suspected heroin for $600. On November 21, 2013, Joray met with a confidential informant and took him to meet with another person where Joray set up a delivery of 8 packets of suspected heroin for $200. In a separate drug purchase on December 9, 2013, Joray set up a buy with an unknown male for 50 bags of suspect heroin of $600. When detectives went to test the suspected heroin, they noticed most of the bags were empty.

According to a criminal complaint charging Patrick Sullivan, age 21, on October 4, 2013, Sullivan sold 48 packets of suspected heroin to a confidential informant for $460. In the second delivery, Sullivan delivered 50 packets of suspected heroin to a confidential informant for $600 on November 1, 2013. On the last delivery, on November 7, 2013 Sullivan delivered 45 packets of suspected heroin to a confidential informant for $600.