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Lansford man waives hearing on drug charges

Published July 24. 2010 09:00AM

A Lansford man appeared before District Judge Stephen Bayer, Tamaqua, on Tuesday for preliminary hearings on drug related offenses stemming from two separate dates.

Matthew T. Edmonds, 21, of 248 E. Patterson St., waived his right to a hearing on charges filed by Tamaqua Police Sgt. Richard Weaver. The charges stem from April 8 and 28 incidents and include possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communications facility.

The judge set bail at $35,000, 10 percent, in each case. Edmonds was unable to post bond and was transported back to the Schuylkill County Prison.

Ali Lasanta Walton, 20, of 12 W. Broad St., Tamaqua, was bound over for court trial on charges of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. The charges were filed byTamaqua Patrolman Karl Harig following a May 13 incident.

Bail was set at $5,000.

Paul Corblies, 57, of 1114 R. Murray St., Forty Fort, waived a hearing on charges of making terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment. He was charged following a May 26 incident. Arresting officer was Rush Township Patrolman Brian Thompson.

Corblies was released on his own recognizance.

Mary Ellen Merenda, 48, of 57 Shady Lane, Barnesville, had a charge of receiving stolen property withdrawn by Rush Township Patrolman Brian Thompson, while pleading guilty to a charge of retail theft. The charges were filed following a June 3 incident.

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