Family accused of operating cocaine ring in Clearfield County

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A family in Madera, Clearfield County is facing charges for operating a cocaine ring. 

The Attorney General’s Office says 45 year-old Todd Anderson is the leader of the ring who brought the drugs in from Beaver County. 

Anderson’s wife, mother-in-law, brother-in-law and uncle were all arrested along with Anderson in this case. 

Officials say Anderson sold $134,000 worth of cocaine over the last 12 months. 

All of the family members are being charged with violations of the controlled substance act, criminal conspiracy, dealing in proceeds of unlawful activity and corrupt organizations. They’re also facing felony charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. 

All the defendants were arraigned on the charges and held on various bail amounts at the Clearfield County Jail. Bail for Todd Anderson, the drug ringleader, was set at $1 million by District Justice James Hawkins. A preliminary hearing for the defendants is set for August 23.

Here’s a list of family members facing charges: 

Todd Anderson, 45, of Lynn Street, Madera

Catherine Anderson, 34, of Lynn Street, Madera

Robert Gavlak, 27, of Morann Highway, Houtzdale

Pamela Gavlak, 51, of Morann Highway, Houtzdale

Leroy Bryant, 37, of Curtin Street, Osceola Mills

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