The alleged leader of a crystal meth drug ring has been arrested along with ten others in the group, according to Attorney General Josh Shapiro. Shapiro announced the arrests on Aug. 31.
According to Shapiro, the drug ring would traffic meth from Reading out to Snyder, Union and Northumberland counties between 2017 and 2019. The group’s ringleader is supposedly Russell Kinslow, a 51-year-old from Snyder County. Kinslow is already in prison for selling drugs.
While he was in prison, Shapiro’s office says that Kinslow manufactured fake credit cards in order to get cash advances at casinos. His accomplices were supposed to use these cards to get money needed for him to get an attorney and post bond so he could get out of jail.
Kinslow allegedly had a team of people involved in the drug trafficking, all of whom were paid with doses of methamphetamine.
Those charged in the crystal meth trafficking are Kristal Mondillo of Easton, Uriah Fausey of Altoona, Jamie Ross Aughenbaugh of Selinsgrove, Felicia Buck of Beavertown, Renee Herbster of Palmyra, Ronald Boney of Mifflinburg and Daniel Zeigler of Cogan Station. Monica Strocko and Samala Wilson, who are serving sentences at Snyder County Prison and Muncy State Prison respectively, were also charged, as was Jadrick Haines.
“Addiction is a disease, but trafficking drugs and peddling poison in our community is crime we won’t let up on,” Shapiro said in a press release. “Today’s arrests show how our efforts haven’t let up during COVID-19. With the assistance of local and state authorities, we are helping Central Pennsylvania towns stay safe by locking up dangerous drug dealers.”
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