OC man arrested for drugs after trying to get into school

From staff reports

An Oil City man is facing drug charges after he allegedly tried to gain access to St. Stephen School while under the influence and in possession of drugs Wednesday morning.

A criminal complaint filed through district judge Andrew Fish’s office said Oil City police responded to a report of a suspicious man at about 8:45 a.m. Wednesday near the St. Stephen School area and West Third Street.

The man, later identified as Damien Sloan, 41, tried to enter the school and was walking around yelling. He also appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance and was arrested for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness, the complaint said.

Sloan told police he was in possession of syringes, four bags of heroin, two grams of crystal meth and about half a gram of cocaine in his book bag, the complaint said.

Police located those items, along with packaging materials, digital scales and $900 in cash, the complaint said.

Sloan is facing a felony count of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, three misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct and a summary count of public drunkenness.

He was arraigned before Fish and placed in the Venango County jail on $15,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing is tentatively scheduled July 11 in Central Court.