Wayne County Pennsylvania Lawyers

Arrest of Nicole Schmidt, 35, of Scranton PA.

Wayne County District Attorney A.G. Howell announced the arrest of Nicole Schmidt, 35, of Scranton PA. Schmidt is charged with a two (2) counts of drug delivery resulting in death, two (2) counts of delivery of a controlled substance, and one (1) count of criminal use of a communication facility. The criminal complaint alleges on October 1, 2019, Schmidt sold heroin/fentanyl to John Klikus and Karrie Klikus, of Canaan Township, Wayne County PA. Soon after the drug transaction, John and Karrie died after overdosing on the drugs purchased from Schmidt. The criminal complaint is enclosed with this press release.

A preliminary arraignment was held by the Honorable District Judge Linus Myers for the charges. Judge Myers set bail at $50,000.00. A central court appearance for the charges is set for October 6, 2021.

*The filing of criminal charges is not evidence of guilt but simply a description of the charge made by the Commonwealth against a Defendant. A Defendant charged with a crime is presumed innocent until a jury returns a unanimous finding that the Commonwealth has proven the Defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt or until the Defendant enters a guilty plea to the charges.*