Drug task force nets alleged meth dealer

A Warren man is behind bars on charges stemming from an alleged sale of methamphetamine that occurred in August.

Chevy Allen Haskins, 23, 10 Cook St., was arrested on Wednesday night by members of the Warren County Drug Task Force and Warren County Sheriff’s Office, according to WCDTF coordinator Bill Mickle.

“His charges stem from a methamphetamine trafficking investigation from this summer,” Mickle said. “He was already wanted on other charges due to failing to appear in court on an unrelated offense.”

According to the affidavit of probable cause charging Haskins, WCDTF investigators “met with a confidential informant, (who) was observed making arrangements to purchase methamphetamine from Chevy Haskins.”

Investigators indicated that they “placed an audio/video recording device on the CI as authorized and in compliance with Pennsylvania law” and initiated surveillance of the pre-determined location where the transaction was to occur.

At 7:48 p.m. on August 23, police said Haskins arrived and observed entering and then “within minutes” exiting the CI’s vehicle “and leaving the area.”

Investigators met with the CI after the sale and “seized a clear plastic baggy containing a white crystal/rock like substance… The substance had the appearance and texture of methamphetamine. Investigators conducted a field test of the substance which resulted in a positive reading for the presence of methamphetamine. Investigators determined the substance weighed approximately 2.2 grams and it was seized as evidence.”

The criminal complaint indicates that the 2.2 grams was sold for $160.

Mickle said that Haskins was located in Conewango Township around 10 p.m. on Tuesday night.

Online court records show that he was arraigned before District Justice Laura Bauer on Thursday and placed in the Warren County Jail after he was unable to post $50,000 bail.