Charleroi man has charges withdrawn
A Charleroi man accused of shooting up heroin with a 15-year-old girl in the borough had the most serious charges against him withdrawn.
William Dietz, 20, of 1221 Lookout Ave., Charleroi, had charges of corruption of minors and possession of a controlled substance withdrawn. He waived his right to a hearing on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia Thursday before Magisterial District Larry Hopkins in Charleroi.
Dietz was arrested 2:37 a.m. July 1 sitting in a car with the girl in the Sunoco parking lot at 100 First St. Charleroi Regional Police got an anonymous call about two people allegedly using drugs inside a car at the gas station.
When Officer Michael Leasure approached the car, he allegedly saw a girl in the back seat putting a hypodermic needle in a black pouch, according to the criminal complaint filed Tuesday at Magisterial District Judge Larry Hopkins' office in Charleroi. Police said they knew the girl's name and allegedly saw a fresh needle mark on her arm.
At the police station, Dietz allegedly said that under the terms of his probation, he is not permitted to be around any female under age 18. Police said Dietz is a registered sex offender on the Megan's Law list.
Dietz was sentenced Nov. 4, 2013, in Washington County Court to 12 months' probation for corruption of minors for a Nov. 5, 2012, incident in Charleroi.
Hopkins lowered his bond from $50,000 straight to unsecured. As of late Thursday, Dietz was still in the Washington County Correctional Facility.
Stacy Wolford is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-68402640 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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