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Hughestown council doesn’t mention police officer accused of drug sales

August 12. 2013 11:36PM
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HUGHESTOWN — Borough Council wrapped up Monday night’s regular council meeting within 15 minutes before retiring for an executive session to discuss an unspecified personnel matter.

No mention was made of part-time borough police officer Robert Evans, who has been accused of selling narcotics out of his municipal police cruiser and charged by the FBI.

He was arrested without incident earlier this month and charged in U.S. District Court in the Middle District of Pennsylvania with the distribution of Oxycodone, the FBI said in a press release.

Evans allegedly admitted to the drug sales as well as to providing prescription pills to a Dupont police officer, whom he described as “a prescription pill addict.”

In other matters, borough officials announced the Hughestown Hose Company will hold it’s annual Pigapolooza and Beefest Aug. 31, between 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. at 30 Center St.

The festival will feature food, activities, and music, as well as a varied selection of brews from Northeast Eagle Distributors and Susquehanna Brewing Company.

Tickets to eat and drink at the festival will cost $30 but can be purchased in advance for $25.

The next regular council meeting will be on Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m.

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