Tamaqua mother, son face charges after Snapchat drug sale
A Tamaqua woman is charged with selling drugs with her 16-year-old son.
Tamaqua Police served a felony arrest warrant on Arlington St. for Amy Lynn Lehatto, 42, of Tamaqua.
An affidavit of probable cause said the Tamaqua Drug Task Force had information that the 16-year-old posted on Snapchat that he had Xanax, Percocet and acid for sale.
According to Tamaqua Police, the Tamaqua Drug Task Force was able to have a confidential informant make an arrangement to purchase the illegal drugs. The transaction was to take place on Mountain Avenue in front of the East End Park in Tamaqua.
While being observed and videotaped by the Tamaqua Police Drug Task Force, the informant was approached by a silver jeep, driven by Lehatto, with her 16-year-old son was in the passenger seat.
Police said Lehatto took $150 from the informant. Lehatto was handed the pills and acid from her 16-year-old son, and then Lehatto gave the drugs to the informant.
Lehatto is charged with three counts of possession with intent to deliver, two counts of delivery of a controlled substance, one count of possession with intent to deliver, four counts of unlawful possession of controlled substance, one count corruption of minors and one count endangering welfare of children.
Lehatto was arraigned in front of MDJ Stephen Bayer, who set bail at $50,000 - 10%. Lehatto posted bail and was released.
A juvenile petition was filed on the 16-year-old son.