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South Whitehall woman charged with dealing methamphetamines

Monday, May 21, 2018 by Susan Bryant sbryant@tnonline.com in Police Log

A 44-year-old South Whitehall Township woman has been charged with dealing methamphetamine as part of ongoing investigation into methamphetamine trafficking.

According to an affidavit of probable cause obtained from District Judge Jake Hammond’s office, Jamie E. Oldt of the 3300 block of Edinburgh Lane, was taken into custody without incident May 4 at her home by investigators with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office.

According to the affidavit, a confidential informant working under the direction and control of an investigator with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office contacted Oldt via cell phone May 1 to arrange a drug transaction.

During the transaction, a Pennsylvania Attorney General investigator allegedly saw Oldt meet briefly with the informant at a South Whitehall location.

After the meeting, the informant allegedly gave the investigator a plastic bag of drugs which tested positive during a preliminary field test for the presence of methamphetamine.

A search and seizure warrant was executed May 4 at Oldt’s residence.

Oldt was taken into custody and assorted paraphernalia, packaging material, an electronic digital scale with white residue, a small amount of marijuana located inside a golf bag and $372 and the $100 used by the informant three days earlier during the purchase of methamphetamine were allegedly found.

Oldt was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, delivery of a controlled substance, criminal use of communication facility, possession of a controlled substance, dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to Lehigh County criminal court records, Oldt was arraigned May 4 before Judge Hammond, South Whitehall Township.

Her preliminary hearing was held May 11 before Hammond.

Her formal arraignment is scheduled for June 22 before Judge Robert L. Steinberg.

Monetary bail was set at $100,000.

Oldt was unable to post bail and was confined to Lehigh County Jail, Allentown.