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State College Man Wanted on Felony Drug Charges Picked Up in California

by on January 11, 2013 10:49 PM

State College Police announced a Centre County fugitive was captured Friday morning in California and will be brought back to Pennsylvania to face charges filed against him in March of 2010 for selling marijuana and various other drugs in the area.

In March 2010, the Centre County Drug Task Force and the State College Police Department jointly investigated Joseph Mishock, who was known to his drug customers as "Joe Shock" and the "Trypnotist."

Police alleged he had been selling LSD and marijuana in the State College area. After Mishock sold the drugs, police were able to obtain a search warrant on Mishock's downtown State College apartment where they found ecstasy, diazepam, ketamine, marijuana, vials containing cocaine residue, digital scales, $963 in currency, and other drug paraphernalia, according to a press release. 

Mishock was charged with five counts of felony possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance and two counts of third-degree felony criminal use of a communication facility and five counts of misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance without a valid prescription order, according to a press release. 

Mishock left Centre County at the time charges were filed but police said he was later picked up in San Francisco for activity relating to drugs.

"Eventually, we will find you. You can run but you cannot hide," said Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller. 

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