Irvine man facing felony drug charges

An Irvine man is facing charges following an investigation by Warren County detectives.

According to court documents, Joey. L. Bunce, 19, of Irvine, sold methamphetamine and marijuana during a series of controlled buys in Warren County between February and April.

According to county detectives, Bunce sold methamphetamine and, in one instance, marijuana, over a period of three separate monitored occasions arranged via his cellphone.

Bunce was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Daniel Miller Wednesday on three first-degree felony charges of dealing in the proceeds of unlawful activities; three third-degree felony charges of criminal use of a communications facility; four ungraded felony charges of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance; three ungraded misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance and an ungraded misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana.

Bunce was remanded to the Warren County Prison in lieu of $25,000 cash bail.

A preliminary hearing before Miller is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Aug. 23.

Charges were filed in Warren County through Magisterial District Court 37-4-01 serving Bear Lake, Tidioute and Youngsville boroughs; and Brokenstraw, Columbus, Deerfield, Eldred, Freehold, Limestone, Pittsfield, Pleasant, Southwest, Spring Creek, Triumph and Watson townships.


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