“I Can Get Some Ice” Local Man Charged After Texting Alleged Drug Deals READ THE TEXTS
By Hilde Kate Lysiak
October 18, 2018
A Shamokin Dam man was charged after allegedly texting four different numbers and asking for drugs while on probation on 8/20/18 in Selinsgrove Pa, according to police.
Robert Winton, 20, was busted texting the numbers asking for meth, and cocaine, and talking about the drug trade after his phone was checked by his probation officer. The phone was later taken from Winton when he was caught.
“Winton allegedly had a texting conversation with a phone number ending in 0191 involving the possible sale of cocaine. Winton texted ‘can you hook me up with a 15 ($15 of product)’ 0191 then asked ’15 of wat’ Winton then states ‘snow (cocaine),” read the criminal complaint.
In another text Winston had this exchange:
WINSTON: “Damn, you cute, whats up?”
1526 Number: “Thanks hey im bout to run inyo sunbury I need a 20 of up yu have by chance hun?”
WINSTON: “I jus ran out, but you can come by like give me some company 80 boldwin blv.”
“Up” is a common street slang for ice.
In another conversation Winston had this exchange:
2842 number: “Yu got ice”
Winston: “I can get some ice.”
Ice is common street slang for Meth.
Winton was denied drugs from 0191. Winton went on to text a new number, ending in 1526, talking about running to Sunbury to get Meth. Winton also texted a number ending in 2842, where 2842 was asking for meth. There were more conversations, about drug trade.
Winton was charged with criminal use of common facility.
A hearing will be held on, 10/24, at 10:15, at 1025 us rt 522, in Selinsgrove Pa.
Selinsgrove has been trying to deal with a serious drug issue for years.
A day after an Orange Street News investigation revealed a shocking rise in heavy drugs like heroin inside of Selinsgrove High School during the last school year, 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 from last year. “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.”
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