Wayne County District Attorney A.G. Howell announced today that numerous criminal charges have been filed against Brandy Marienschek,35, of Lackawanna County, after an undercover investigation was conducted by members of the Wayne County Drug Task Force. Marienschek is charged with three counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, all felonies, one count of Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, a felony, three counts of Criminal Use of Communication Facility, all felony 3rd degree, two counts of Endangering Welfare of Children, both misdemeanor 1st degree and three counts of Possess of a Controlled Substance, all misdemeanors.
According to the first criminal complaint affidavit of probable cause filed by Wayne County Detective Bobby Joe Bendersky, Marienschek sold 20 bags of heroin, a Schedule 1 controlled substance, to a subject on two separate occasions within Wayne County in late 2020. On the first occasion, Marienschek had a small child in the vehicle with her. On the second occasion, Marienschek had what appeared to be a juvenile in the vehicle with her.
According to the second criminal complaint affidavit of probable cause filed by Wayne County Chief Detective Peter Hower, Marienschek sold another 20 bags of heroin to a subject within Wayne County during the middle of December 2020. After her arrest, 4 bags of crystal methamphetamine, a Schedule 2 controlled substance, were found in her purse and in her vehicle.
Marienschek was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Linus Myers on December 14, 2020 for the charges filed by Detective Bendersky. Her bail was set at $100,000, and she was remanded to the Wayne County Correctional Facility.
Marienschek was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Myers on January 6, 2021 for the charges filed by Detective Hower. Her bail was set at $5,000 and she was remanded back to the Wayne County Correctional Facility.
Her next court appearance is scheduled for January 13, 2021 at 9:00 am.