Warren pair facing felony drug charges

Two Warren residents face felony drug charges for allegedly selling meth with children in the car.

Samantha S. Phillips, 28, and Dakota James Wilson, 22, have been charged by Warren County Drug Task Force agents following three incidents earlier this year. The first incident took place on August 25, when Wilson sold .8 grams of methamphetamine to a confidential informant at 415 Rankin Street in the city.

The second incident took place on Oct. 5 when task force agents set up a controlled buy with a confidential informant that resulted in 2.5 grams of methamphetamine, packaged separately in two baggies, being purchased for $100 at 1211 Sechreist St. in Warren after Phillips and Wilson told the informant they’d be going to Jamestown, N.Y. to bring it back to sell earlier that day.

The next day, Oct. 6, agents again set up a controlled buy which resulted in 2.2 grams of methamphetamine being purchased for $200 at Porter Run and Follett Run Roads. During the second buy, both task force agents and the confidential informant saw three juvenile children in the car when the purchase was made.

Phillips is charged with two felony counts of manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to deliver, one count of possession of a controlled substance, and three counts of child endangerment. Wilson also faces three felony charges of manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to deliver, three counts of possession of a controlled substance, three counts of child endangerment, and two felony counts of criminal use of a communication facility.

Phillips was arraigned Wednesday afternoon before District Justice Glen Carlson. Online court records indicate that Wilson was awaiting a preliminary hearing as of Wednesday afternoon.