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Seven arrested on heroin and charges in Wayne

May 7, 2014

HONESDALE, PA — In an effort dubbed “Operation Spring Clean-Up,” Wayne County District Attorney Janine Edwards announced on May 2 that seven individuals have been arrested on charges related to heroin or cocaine distribution.

Six of the accused, Angela Lewandowski of Lake Ariel, Kristofer Corey of Lake Ariel, Candace Frisbie of Hawley, Curtis Jaggars of Honesdale, Joseph Paul of Honesdale and Roseanne Caridad of Waymart, are all charged with, among other things, providing or selling heroin or cocaine to confidential informants.

The seventh defendant, Gavin VanWyckhouse of Hawley, is charged with selling 66 bags of heroin in two separate incidents.

Some of the heroin in question was believed to be mixed with Fentanyl, a potent synthetic opioid; the mixture of the two substances has led to a rash of overdose deaths in many parts of the country.

Edwards said this was the first operation of the Wayne County Drug Task Force undertaken exclusively with officers from the task force, which is headed by the Chief Detective Peter Hower of the district attorney’s office.

The task force includes officers from the Honesdale Borough Police, Hawley Borough Police and the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department.