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Police think woman was a dealer, not a user

February 23, 2018 News Extra

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Nichole R. Yon

A woman caught with several bags of suspected crack cocaine early Thursday morning claimed that she had just bought the drugs and they were for her personal use, Butler police said.

But text messages on her cell phone, according to investigators, indicated that Nichole R. Yon, 47, of Butler was the seller, not the buyer.

She also had a wallet full of $20 bills.

Yon was arrested and arraigned on felony charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility, and a misdemeanor charge of possession with a controlled substance.

She was being held in Butler County Prison on $25,000 bail.

At the police station, Yon claimed that she had purchased crack from the man who police had seen in a store parking lot. She said she knew him only as “Andrew.”

The defendant let police look at one of her phones, which revealed a text conversion she had with Andrew.

“In the conversation,” according to a police affidavit, “Andrew asks Yon if he can get another '50' off of her.” In her reply, she advises him where to meet her.

The texts, the affidavit said, showed that “Yon was the one selling to Andrew.”

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