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Preliminary Hearing Set for Lawyer Arraigned on Felony Drug Charges

by on October 01, 2012 3:33 PM

Former Centre County Assistant District Attorney Steve Sloane has a preliminary hearing scheduled for 11 a.m. on Oct. 10 after being arraigned on felony drug charges.

Sloane, 53, was arraigned on Monday by Mifflin County Judge Tammy Hunter. His unsecured bail was set at $100,000 and he was not incarcerated.

The former longtime assistant district attorney was charged with felony counts including intent to manufacture and criminal use of a communication facility, and a charge of misdemeanor intent to possess, according to a court spokeswoman.

At 5:38 p.m. on Monday:

Steve Sloane, a former Centre County assistant district attorney, is wanted by police and faces felony drug charges for allegedly dealing pot to co-workers that he received by mail.

According to the Centre Daily Times, a criminal complaint filed on Monday said Sloane, 53, could be charged with seven counts of felony, a third-degree felony and a misdemeanor.

Per the report, a narcotics officer based in Modesto, Calif., contacted State College Police in Oct. 2011 after getting a hold of a package, its contents two ounces of marijuana and 20 hydrocondone pills. The criminal complaint said a Steven Ice was shipping the contents from California to Sloane's place of work, the Masorti & Sullivan law offices, according to the newspaper. 

Police interviewed witnesses who said they bought pot from Sloane, according to the report, but Sloane told the newspaper he was not aware of the charges and acknowledged the 2011 investigation.

Laura Nichols is a news reporter and @LC_Nichols on Twitter.
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