2013-09-12 / Local & State

Alleged Heroin Dealer In Court

Beverly Delade pleads not guilty
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz

Beverly Delade Beverly Delade NEWS EDITOR

A Warfordsburg woman appeared in Fulton County Court of Common Pleas this week on allegations she sold heroin to a confidential informant.

Forty-two-year-old Beverly Ann Delade stood before President Judge Douglas W. Herman for mandatory arraignment on one count each of delivery and possession of a controlled substance. Delade, who is represented in court proceedings by attorney Philip Harper, entered a not-guilty plea to all charges. She is scheduled to reappear in court on October 8 for call of the criminal trial list.

Charges against Delade were filed by a Pennsylvania State Police undercover officer on August 6 following an ongoing investigation into heroin sales across the county.

Charging documents filed through Magisterial District Judge Tamela Heming indicate on July 18 a confidential informant and the undercover officer drove to a mobile home located at 1708 Quarry Hill Road. The residence is shared by Delade and Gary Malott, who was also recently arrested and jailed on similar drug delivery charges.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, the confidential informant said he walked into the home and observed Delade “in the kitchen making up packs of heroin.” The informant allegedly exchanged $300 in buy money for 12 packs of heroin from Delade.

Another state police trooper was reportedly conducting surveillance in the area when the controlled buy occurred, the affidavit said.

Delade was initially remanded to the Franklin County Prison but has since been released on unsecured $75,000 bail.

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