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August 14th, 2017
By Hilde Kate Lysiak
A Selinsgrove woman was charged with “Endangering the Welfare of a Child” after her 9-year old daughter returned three DVDs to the Selinsgrove Library, one of which allegedly had a drug syringe inside.
Diana Wright, of Selinsgrove, allegedly rented Thelma and Louise, Uncle Buck, and Meet the Fockers from the Selinsgrove Library during the first week of July. On 7/13 her 9-year old daughter brought the DVD’s back to the Library a worker opened the cases to find “a leafy green substance suspected to be marijuana” and a “1 ML syringe with he needle appearing to be broken off and a faint brown haze observed between the plunger and needle,” according to the criminal complaint.
In addition to endangering, Wright is charged with drug possession and other charges.
A hearing will be held on 8/28 at 11:00 at 1026 US ROUTE 522 in Selinsgrove.
Selinsgrove is trying to deal with a serious drug issue.
A day after an Orange Street News investigation revealed a shocking rise in heavy drugs like heroin inside of Selinsgrove High School, Superintendent Chad Cohrs acknowledged just how big of a drug problem is confronting the school in a letter to parents asking for the public’s help.
“The Selinsgrove Area has been experiencing a marked increase in drug activity which is impacting our students,” read the letter. “While drug and alcohol usage is not something new, the frequency and types of drugs we are seeing is cause for increased concern. The use of prescription medications such as Xanax, Vicodin, and Oxycodone are on the rise. Use of other street drugs, such as heroin, are also increasing.”