Elco couple jailed on drug charges
By Rick Bruni
Published: Thursday, March 7, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
After an undercover operation by RESA police, an Elco couple Wednesday were sent to the Washington County Correctional Facility on drug charges.
Joseph Mattey, 44, and Jennifer Koster, 32, both of 100 Duvall St., were arraigned via video by Magisterial District Judge Jay Weller and sent to jail in lieu of $50,000 straight bond.
Mattey, 44, is charged with 10 counts each of possession of a controlled substance and manufacture of with intent to deliver and a single count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Koster, 32, is charged with 30 counts each of possession of a controlled substance and possession with intent to deliver and a single count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Mattey allegedly sold heroin to an undercover officer earlier in the day, according to RESA Officer in Charge Mark Stewart.
Both have preliminary hearings scheduled for 2 p.m. March 14 in front of Weller.
When police acquired a search warrant for their residence, Koster was found in possession of 30 stamp bags of heroin, Stewart said.
The Charleroi Regional police K-9 unit, detectives from the Washington County District Attorney's Drug Task force and deputies from the Washington County Sheriff's department assisted in the operation.
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