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November 6, 2008

Man arrested on fugitive warrant

He allegedly was involved in a heroin ring

SHAMOKIN DAM -- A 29-year-old fugitive, sought by police since an arrest warrant was issued in Shamokin Dam 13 months ago, was apprehended without incident Tuesday in Albany, N.Y., authorities said.

In late September 2007, a joint state-local drug investigation in the Shamokin Dam area resulted in the issuance of a warrant for Jatwan Felder on charges of conspiracy, possession with intent to deliver cocaine and possession of marijuana.

On Oct. 12, 2007, the state attorney general's Bureau of Narcotics Investigation requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service to arrest Felder. The case was adopted as part of the marshals' Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

About three weeks ago, 24 people were charged in a three-year $1.2 million heroin operation in central Pennsylvania, and one of those named in the case was Felder, authorities said.

The suspects allegedly had brought multiple kilograms of heroin into the Union and Snyder County area since 2005. The criminal charges, filed with District Judge Leo S. Armbruster in Lewisburg, charged Felder with conspiracy, four counts of the illegal sale or transfer of firearms, two counts of carrying a firearm without a license and two counts of illegally loaning or giving firearms.

Over the past 13 months, U.S. marshals in Williamsport developed investigative leads in several cities throughout the state of New York. Working closely with marshals service personnel in Albany, it was determined that Felder continued to travel between New York City, Albany and Troy.

Interviews and surveillance led officials to previously unknown locations in upstate New York. Within the past week, U.S. marshals in Albany identified a new location for Felder.

During the early morning hours of Tuesday, the marshals service's New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force found Felder in the 400 block of Central Avenue in Albany. Officials said Felder offered no resistance.

He was turned over to the Albany Police Department for processing as a fugitive from justice. Based on the outstanding drug charges in central Pennsylvania, Felder will be arraigned in a New York court, with a view toward his extradition to Snyder and Union counties.

If convicted of the state drug charges, he faces up to 60 years in prison, along with fines up to $1 million.

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