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A Chambersburg man with a 20-year criminal record is in Franklin County jail today accused of heading a drug trafficking ring smuggling opioids into Franklin County.

David Bruce Darby, 41, faces multiple charges, including drug delivery resulting in death.

In addition to Darby, 11 others face similar charges in the case.

Attorney General Josh Shapiro said agents from his office, Pennsylvania State Police and local police departments took part in the investigation that took down what he calls “a major Pennsylvania trafficker of the opioid Oxycodone.”

Shapiro said Darby smuggled Oxycodone, a Schedule II controlled substance, from New York City and distributed the drug in Franklin and Cumberland counties.

Shapiro said delivery of the narcotic last August by Darby to Kayla Bertone, 28, of Chambersburg, lead to Bertone’s death.

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“This defendant and his drug trafficking ring are responsible for the death of a young woman and the spread of an opioid epidemic we are fighting every day to stop.”

Attorney General Josh Shapiro

He said Bertone had more than twice the intravenous therapeutic level of fentanyl in her blood when she died.

Shapiro said the New York-to-Chambersburg pipeline flushed 6,000 pills and cocaine into the Franklin County area.

“Today, we have removed this cancer from south-central Pennsylvania,” he said in announcing the arrests.

Shapiro said local, state and federal law enforcement in Franklin County and New York have arrested and charged the following individuals:

David Bruce Darby

  • David Bruce Darby, 41, violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act; dealing in proceeds of unlawful activity; corrupt organizations; criminal conspiracy; drug delivery resulting in death; criminal use of a communications facility; and persons not to possess a firearm. He faces a total of 37 felony charges.

Sarah Catherine Turesky

  • Sarah Catherine Turesky, 34, Chambersburg, dealing in proceeds of unlawful activity; corrupt organizations; violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device, and Cosmetic Act; criminal use of a communication facility.

Delisha Keyon Redden

  • Delisha Keyon Redden, 39, Carlisle, violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act; corrupt organizations; drug delivery resulting in death (gave the pills to Darby); criminal conspiracy; and criminal use of a communication facility.

Cedric Stephens

  • Cedric Stephens, 48, Far Rockaway, N.Y., violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act; dealing in proceeds of unlawful activity; corrupt organizations.

Natasha Gomez

  • Natasha Gomez, 38, Rockaway Beach, N.Y., violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act; dealing in proceeds of unlawful activity; corrupt organizations.

Jonathan Butler

  • Jonathan Butler, 41, Far Rockaway, N.Y., violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act; dealing in proceeds of unlawful activity; corrupt organizations.

Karen Marie Sloane

  • Karen Marie Sloane, 49, Far Rockaway N.Y., violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act; dealing in proceeds of unlawful activity; corrupt organizations.

Alycia Logsdon

  • Alycia Logsdon 30, Chambersburg, violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act; corrupt organizations; criminal conspiracy; and criminal use of a communication facility.

Stacey Spoonhour

  • Stacey Spoonhour, 39, Shippensburg, violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act; corrupt organizations; criminal conspiracy; and criminal use of a communication facility.

David Hemphill

  • David Hemphill, 57, Chambersburg, violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act; corrupt organizations; criminal conspiracy; and criminal use of a communication facility.

Michael Campoli

  • Michael Campoli, 54, Chambersburg, corrupt organizations; criminal conspiracy; and criminal use of a communication facility.

Malik Bonds

  • Malik Bonds, 39, Shippensburg, violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device, and Cosmetic Act; corrupt organizations; criminal conspiracy; and criminal use of a communication facility.

Magisterial District Judge David Plum set Darby’s bail at $500,000 during a Mandatory arraignment in the case today. He set bail for Truesky, Hemphill, Campoli, Logsdon and Bonds at $250,000 each. As of Friday afternoon, all six were in Franklin County Jail, unable to post bail. Their preliminary hearings are set for Dec. 31 in Franklin County Magisterial District Court.

Arraignments hadn’t shown up on online court records as of Friday night for the other defendants in the case.

In addition to the AG’s office, the U.S. Marshals Service, Franklin County District Attorney, Franklin County Drug Task Force, Pennsylvania State Police, Chambersburg Police Department, Washington Township Police Department, Waynesboro Police Department, Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, and the Shippensburg Police Department assisted in the investigation and arrests.

Senior Deputy Attorney General Robert Smulktis will prosecute.

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