Former Centre County Assistant District Attorney Steve Sloane filed a continuance in his preliminary hearing Wednesday morning, pushing back his court date until Nov. 7.
The Centre County Courthouse could not confirm why the hearing was pushed back or who will be representing Sloane in court. According to court documents, Sloane has not listed an attorney yet.
Sloane, 53, is charged with manufacturing, delivery or possession of marijuana with the intent to manufacture or deliver, as well as conspiracy involving the manufacturing of the drug and the possession of a contraband substance, according to court documents.
Modesto Police Department in Modesto, Calif. intercepted a package on Oct. 26, 2011 addressed to Sloane at his law office — of at what is now Masorti & Donaldson, P.C. — from a man named Steven Ice, police said.
The package held two ounces of marijuana, 20 hydrocodone pills and a receipt given to the person who shipped the package for $250. Police also found text messages between Sloane and Ice, indicating that Ice was sending drugs through packages to Sloane, police said.
Sloane is best known for his friendship with the late former District Attorney Ray Gricar and served as the assistant district attorney when an investigation of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky first began in 1998, as previously reported.
Sloane could not be reached for comment as of press time Wednesday. He was released on $100,000 unsecured bail on Oct. 2, according to Mifflin County Courts.