Former Centre County Assistant District Attorney Steve Sloane, who is charged with drug-related felonies, waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday morning at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte.
Sloane 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. He previously filed a continuance on his hearing in October, which pushed back his court date.
Modesto Police Department in Modesto, Ca. intercepted a package on Oct. 26, 2011 addressed to Sloane at his law office from a man named Steven Ice, police said.
The package included 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 to Sloane in packages, police said.
Sloane served as the assistant district attorney during the initial 1998 investigation of former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. Sloane is also a former Penn State lecturer in crime, law and justice but left that post in December 2011.
Sloane is currently out on $100,000 unsecured bail, according to court documents.