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30-yr-old Steven Kern of Dingman's Ferry charged with selling heroin

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Aug 02 2013 10:18:11 AM CDT
Steven Adam Kern

Steven Adam Kern

SMITHFIELD TWP., Pa. -

A Monroe County man is facing drug charges after police said he sold heroin to undercover officers.

Steven Adam Kern, 30, of Dingman’s Ferry, was taken into custody by members of the Monroe County Drug Task Force July 18 during an attempted drug deal.

While on surveillance along Route 209 in Smithfield Twp., Detective Robert Burns of the Monroe County District Attorney's office watched a vehicle pull into a parking lot, and Kern get into the passenger's seat.

Burns knew Kern as the same person that had just sold 10 bags of heroin to members of the task force during undercover operations earlier that night, police said.

During an interview with Kern and the vehicle's driver, detectives learned that Kern was planning to take the driver to Kern's heroin supplier, and act as a middleman between the two on a drug transaction, police said.

Kern was arrested and charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, criminal use of a communication facility, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia for the sale to the Monroe County Drug Task Force plus additional charges for the deal that Kern was attempting to facilitate when he was interrupted by police.

On July 24, Kern waived his preliminary hearing. He is currently at the Monroe County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000.00 bail.

Police are still investigating Kern's heroin supplier.