Both drivers cited after Elk County collision…Tioga County vandalism probed…..$18.6 million worth of illegal drugs seized in second quarter….legislation to protect older citizens on way to governor….

Elk County

Both drivers have been cited following a collision Monday afternoon in Fox Township, Elk County. State police claim the collision occurred when 22 year old Devin Palumbo of Emporium ran a red light at the intersection of the Million Dollar Highway and Walmart causing his Ford Econoline E150 to hit a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic driven by Amber Anna of Brockport. Palumbo was arrested for failing to stop at a stop sign.  Anna was cited for being unlicensed. She declined treatment for minor injuries. Palumbo was not hurt.

Tioga County

A criminal mischief taking place early Tuesday morning in Hamilton Township, Tioga County is being investigated by state police at Mansfield. Vandals chipped the windshield on a 2003 Ford and damaged the metal siding on a mobile home owned by a 40 year old Blossburg man.


The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) announce that troopers seized $18.6 million worth of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, methamphetamines, and other illicit drugs in the second quarter of 2022.During the second quarter, troopers seized nearly 170 pounds of cocaine, 308 pounds of methamphetamines, 138 pounds of fentanyl, and over 46,000 pills of assorted narcotics.

Second Quarter Drug Seizure Totals

Drug      Total Seized        Total Value of Amount Seized

Cocaine                169.98 lbs.          $5,099,400

Crack Cocaine    3.3 lbs. $52,800

Heroin  7.66 lbs.               $260,440

Fentanyl              138.16 lbs.          $4,144,800

LSD – Pills and Paper       31 doses             $620

Marijuana THC – Liquid  19.73 pints         $132,191

Marijuana THC Solid        13.71 lbs.            $68,550

Marijuana Plants              1,906 plants       $314,490

Processed Marijuana     1,328.14 lbs.      $3,984,420

Methamphetamines      308.41 lbs.          $3,084,100

MDMA – Ecstasy              .47 lbs. $1,567

MDMA – Pills     3,262 DU             $48,930

Other Narcotics                120.65 lbs.          $241,300

Other Narcotics (pills)    46,442  $1,161,050

                Total Value         $18,594,658

Legislation to protect older Pennsylvanians, authored by Rep. Carrie Lewis DelRosso (R-Allegheny/Westmoreland), has earned the approval of the House, Senate and Gov. Tom Wolf.Act 61 of 2022 will extend the protections of the institutional sexual assault statute to cover elders and other care-dependent persons who are assaulted by those who have the responsibility of providing care. Current law gives extra protections to students, inmates, dependent children and others who are most vulnerable because of the institutional setting in which they find themselves. This new offense would be triggered when a caretaker engages in sexual intercourse or indecent contact with a care-dependent person who receives care in or from a facility. It will not criminalize consensual sexual relations between spouses or other intimate partners. A person convicted under this new subsection of institutional sexual assault would commit a third-degree felony, punishable by up to seven years imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $15,000. Under this legislation, a facility is defined to include but is not limited to places such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities, private care residences and adult daily living centers.