2010-12-16 / Local & State

Spriggs Waives Central Court Hearing

Mandatory arraignment to be scheduled
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz STAFF WRITER

A McConnellsburg woman arrested in late October on drug-related charges appeared in Fulton County Central Court this week.

Represented by defense attorney Royce Morris, 64-year-old Beverly Louise Spriggs waived her right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne on Monday, December 13. Spriggs is charged with two counts each of delivery and possession of a controlled substance and will next appear in the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas for mandatory arraignment.

Spriggs was arrested on October 29 after she allegedly sold Oxycontin tablets to an undercover informant on October 21 and October 28. The reported incidents occurred on the front porch and inside Spriggs’ Mc- Connellsburg home located at 131 Heritage Drive.

In an affidavit of probable cause, an undercover Pennsylvania State Police officer reported a confidential informant contacted Spriggs by telephone on October 21 and requested three Oxycontin pills. The informant and officer travelled to the Spriggs’ residence at 1:30 p.m., where the informant purchased the pills in exchange for $90. The pills were handed to the informant inside a red/pink piece of paper, the affidavit said.

Seven days later, the charging documents state, an informant contacted Spriggs by telephone during the late morning hours and was able to purchase three 40 milligram Oxycontin tablets at a cost of $30 each. The informant, the affidavit further stated, went inside the residence during the alleged incident and spoke to Spriggs for a brief time before walking back to the vehicle.

The tablets purchased in the controlled buys were logged into evidence and sent to the Pennsylvania State Police Crime Lab located in Harrisburg for further analysis.

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