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Cass Township Meth Dealer Busted in Undercover Sting

cass township meth dealer

cass township meth dealer

A Cass Township man faces felony drug charges after getting busted selling meth to an undercover police officer in mid-September.

Police say Joshua Bickelman, 25, sold a gram of meth to an undercover officer back on March 12.

He now faces 2 felony drug trafficking charges along with a felony count of criminal use of a communications device.

Bickelman was arraigned before District Judge David Rossi on Sept. 30. He was sent to Schuylkill County Prison and released on $3,000 bond the same day. He’ll be back in front of Judge Rossi on Nov. 5.

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Cass Township Meth Dealer Busted in Undercover Operation

According to information provided by Cass Township Patrolman Jeff Bowers, he became aware of Bickelman’s ongoing drug trafficking on Sept. 12. At about 11:05 p.m. that night, Bowers enlisted the help of a Minersville police officer working as an undercover agent.

Bowers supplied the agent with $20 in marked money to purchase a gram of meth from Bickelman. The agent arranged to meet Bickelman to make the controlled buy that night near his Owl Rd. home.

At around 11:30 that night, Bickelman met up with the undercover buyer and sold him meth in a small baggie. Bowers was parked nearby and witnessed the deal going down.

The two officers met up at Minersville Police Department headquarters were a field test was conducted on the substance the buyer got from Bickelman and it was determined to be meth.


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