Coaldale man turns himself
KATHY KUNKEL/TIMES NEWS Kevin H. O'Brien of Coaldale is led from his arraignment Monday by Tamaqua police chief Dave Mattson.
After learning there had been a warrant issued for his arrest, Kevin H. O'Brien of Coaldale turned himself in at the office of District Judge Stephen Bayer Monday.
O'Brien, 21, of 272 Third St., allegedly sold cocaine to an undercover operative on March 3, a deal witnessed by Tamaqua Patrolmen Anthony Stanell and Thomas Rodgers, acting in conjunction with the Schuylkill County Drug Task Force.
Charges against him included two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, one felony count of criminal use of a communications facility (cell phone), and a misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance.
Unable to post the required 10 percent of the $10,000 bond set by Bayer, O'Brien was lodged in the Schuylkill County Prison, Pottsville.