Man and woman charged with multiple drug felonies

A man and woman are behind bars after conspiring to sell pills to a confidential informant.

Detectives with the Warren County Drug Task Force filed the charges against Brenda K. Knisley, 41, and Justin L. Steinman, 33, both of Warren, on August 31.

Detectives alleged in the affidavit of probable cause that a CI reported to detectives on February 26 that a sale had been arranged between the CI and Knisley.

The deal was for five diazepam at a cost of $25.

“The CI made contact with (Knisley) who advised that she was sending Justin Steinman… to complete the agreed upon transaction,” Detectives said.

Steinman arrived and provided the CI with six diazepam in exchange for $25.

The affidavit states that Knisley arranged another deal on April 6 where Knisley “requested the CI meet at her residence.

Detectives said that the CI arrived at Knisley’s residence where Knisley and Steinman were seated on the front porch. Knisley “then provided the CI diazepam in exchange for $25.

Knisley has been charged with conspiracy (possession with intent to deliver), possession with intent to deliver and two counts of criminal use of a communications facility – all felonies – while Steinman has been charged with felony counts of possession with intent to deliver and criminal use of a communications facility.

Bail, which they were unable to post, was set at $25,000 for both defendants by District Justice Raymond Zydonik before they were remanded to the Warren County Jail.

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