Federal marshals assisting local police to find Coal Center woman
Authorities are seeking the assistance of the U.S. Marshalls in apprehending a Coal Center woman wanted on outstanding heroin charges.
Loretta Huntingdon, 41, of 135 Spring St., was charged by Southwest Regional Police on Oct. 30 with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance/heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, police were dispatched after receiving a report that a man was on the roof at 135 Spring St., Apt. 2 of with a rifle and a scope. Police found Joshua Huntingdon in possession of a pellet gun and charged him with disorderly conduct.
While at the scene, police smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the residence. Ramon Cammack, 34, of 5510 Beverly Place, Pittsburgh, was subsequently charged with two counts of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to deliver possession of a controlled substance and use/possession of drug paraphernalia of approximately 30 grams of marijuana and several Opana ER tablets, which police found in a shoe box. Cammack admitted to police the tablets were his, according to the affidavit of probable cause.
On Nov. 27, Cammack waived his right to a preliminary hearing on all of the charges.
Loretta Huntingdon, leasee of the apartment, gave police permission to search the residence. K-9 Officer Bill Gardner discovered a lock box in the bedroom that Huntingdon claimed was hers, according to the affidavit.
She attempted to prevent of-ficers from taking the lock box, claiming it contained “personal property.” Even after police seized the box, she attempted to take it out of the cruiser, according to the affidavit.
After obtaining a search warrant, police opened the box at the Southwest Regional Police headquarters. In addition to some personal records, the box contained 500 packets of heroin, $2,980 in cash, one digital scale with suspected marijuana residue, and two cartridges for electronic cigarettes containing suspected heroin, according to the affidavit.
Huntingdon called police the following day and asked about the status of her safe, Southwest Regional Police Chief John Hartman said. Police asked her to come in to talk to police, but she hung up and declined to answer subsequent phone calls made by police.
Hartman said his department contacted the U.S. Marshalls because they haven't been able to contact Huntingdon. The U.S. Marshall's office agreed to assist Southwest Regional Police in the search for Huntingdon.
“We gave her an opportunity to come in and talk to us,” Hartman said. “She refused that opportunity so we proceeded without her talking to us.”
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