A Bradford woman is facing allegations that she tampered with evidence when police went to her apartment to arrest a different person.
Gilda R. Kelly, 34, of 23 Pearl St., upper apartment, was arraigned Wednesday before District Judge Dominic Cercone on charges of tampering with physical evidence and resisting arrest, second-degree misdemeanors; possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.
The criminal complaint states that at 7:08 p.m. Sept. 21, police went to Kelly’s apartment looking for Daniel Vargas. They found him and took him into custody; however, police spotted several items of alleged drug paraphernalia in plain sight, so they began securing the house and getting to work to obtain a search warrant.
According to the complaint, Keller locked herself in a bedroom and did not unlock it until police tried to kick the door in. Police found out she was throwing items out the window.
They told her to put her hands behind her back, and she allegedly told them no, saying she didn’t do anything. She tensed up and pulled away from police when they tried to handcuff her, and she was taken to the ground before she would let them put handcuffs on her, court records stated.
She allegedly threw the following items out the window: four baggies of suspected methamphetamine, a glasses case with three cut straws inside, 30 small baggies with white residue, 16 unused baggies and a razor blade, according to the complaint.
Keller was released on $5,000 unsecured bail. She is scheduled to appear in Central Court on Nov. 14.
Drug charges filed against Bradford man
A Bradford man was arraigned for a drug case on the same day that the case against his codefendant was withdrawn.
Kelly C. Eggers Jr., 29, of 138 E. Main St., was arraigned Wednesday before District Judge Dominic Cercone on charges of conspiracy-possess with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, a felony; possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor; and depositing waste on a highway, a summary charge.
Also on Wednesday, charges against Kenneth R.F. Bell, 23, of 174 Elm St., Apt. 1, were withdrawn.
It was unclear why the charges were withdrawn or whether it will have any effect on charges against Eggers.
According to court records, on Oct. 18, Eggers was allegedly conspiring with Bell to weigh, distribute or make for sale marijuana, and he ashed his cigarette on the ground — a violation of the law on scattering rubbish. Police allegedly found him to be in possession of a scale with marijuana residue on it.
Eggers is free on $250 unsecured bail, and he is scheduled to appear in Central Court on Nov. 14.