Second person charged in Oil City drug case

From staff reports

A second person is facing charges after drugs were found in a vehicle in Oil City earlier this month.

Oil City police stopped a vehicle June 20 that was driven by William Fry Jr., whose license was suspended, according to a criminal complaint filed by police.

When Fry was pulled over he changed seats with passenger Shani Alcorn, 29, the complaint said.

When police searched the vehicle they found a backpack containing methamphetamine, amphetamine and marijuana as well as drug paraphernalia and personal items, the complaint said.

Alcorn later admitted to police she knew about a backpack containing drugs in the vehicle and had offered a man $1,000 to remove the bag from the vehicle, the complaint said.

Alcorn was charged with three felony counts of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver and conspiracy-manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, single felony counts of burglary-not adapted for overnight accommodation, no person present and conspiracy-burglary-not adapted for overnight accommodation, no person present, three misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance, two misdemeanor counts of conspiracy-possession of a controlled substance and conspiracy-possession of marijuana, single misdemeanor counts of use/possession of drug paraphernalia, conspiracy-use/possession of drug paraphernalia, tamper with/ fabricate physical evidence and conspiracy-tamper with/fabricate physical evidence, and a summary count of permit an unlicensed driver to drive.

Fry is facing some charges similar to those against Alcorn, and preliminary hearings for both are scheduled Wednesday in Venango County Central Court.