Woman charged with asking teen to help her get drugs

February 21, 2013

A Union Township woman was arraigned Wednesday on three sets of charges filed by Southwest Regional police stemming from separate incidents, including allegedly using juveniles to traffic heroin and prescription medication.

Lisa Moffitt, 46, of 1518 Route 837, Elrama, is charged with solicitation of a minor to traffic drugs, corruption of minors, identity theft, theft, receiving stolen property, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Sept. 25, the mother of a 17-year-old Westmoreland County boy told Southwest police that she had seen text messages on her son’s cellphone from Moffitt. The messages indicated that she asked the teen to give her a ride so she could get drugs. In return, Moffitt reportedly said she would supply him with drugs.

The teen told police that Moffitt asked him to give her a ride to Clairton so she could get Xanax. She allegedly told the teen that her supplier was out of drugs. After she returned home, Moffitt allegedly gave him a couple of Vicodin.

The 17-year-old told police that last summer Moffitt supplied him with Percocets, Vicodin and Xanax. He said he took her about eight times to get drugs.

Moffitt told police in November that he took her to Clairton to get drugs but she purchased heroin instead of pills.

On Oct. 30, while police were at her home for an unrelated incident they found two pipes in her bedroom. Police also found Moffitt with another woman’s checkbooks, Social Security documents and bank statements.

She was arraigned before District Judge James Ellis and released on $30,000 unsecured bond. A preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 26 before Ellis.



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