September 11, 2013 —
A Honesdale woman who failed to dim her bright lights to oncoming traffic was stopped, searched and eventually sentenced to up to six years in state prison. The sentence was handed down on September 9 in Pike County. When Jessica Cargill was initially stopped in Lackawaxen Township, officers became suspicious of her and a passenger and looked through the vehicle. They discovered a locked safe in the trunk of the car. The state troopers obtained a search warrant, opened the safe and discovered 430 bags of heroin valued at $8,600.
Cargill pleaded guilty to charges of possession with intent to distribute. In addition to the prison time, she was ordered to pay an $800 fine. Pike County District Attorney Raymond Tonkin said “This was a large amount of heroin that was intended to be sold in the area.”