Major James M. Hall
Troop A Commander
On August 10, 2021, SP Olean Troopers arrested Erin R. Keisel, 45, of Erie PA, for Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd Degree and three counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree and Michael J. Welsh, 65, of Brockway, PA for Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd Degree, Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, three counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree, and numerous traffic infractions.
During a traffic stop on I-86 in the town of Carrollton, Troopers determined Welsh had been operating a motor vehicle while in an impaired condition. He failed standardized field sobriety tests at the scene. Troopers discovered two counterfeit $100 bills, cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, and fentanyl in Welsh’s vehicle. Welsh and Keisel were arrested and transported to SP Olean.
Welsh and Keisel were arraigned in Carrollton Town Court and released on their own recognizance to appear in October.