Suspect Under Investigation for Manufacturing Methamphetamine

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August 31, 2022


Suspect Under Investigation for Manufacturing Methamphetamine

Center Township, PA – Troopers are investigating after evidence of methamphetamine manufacturing was found at a residence in Center Township, Indiana County.

On August 24, 2022 at approximately 11:37 a.m., members of the Troop A, Indiana Patrol Unit responded to the residence at 1912 Route 56 Highway East to investigate information received concerning a potential methamphetamine laboratory.

Upon arrival, troopers observed precursors to the manufacturing of methamphetamine and determined that the suspect, a 57-year-old male of Homer City, PA, was actively preparing to “cook” methamphetamine via the one-pot method.

During a search of the residence, troopers discovered two one-pot vessels along with materials to produce methamphetamine and finished product. The Pennsylvania State Police Clandestine Laboratory Response Team then responded to the scene and inventoried and collected the contraband without incident.

This investigation is ongoing and charges are expected to be filed against the suspect upon conclusion of the investigation.

The members of Troop A, Indiana strongly encourage anyone with information related to suspected illegal drug activity to notify Troop A, Indiana at 724-357-1960, their local police department, or the Indiana County District Attorney’s Office at 724-471-7777. Anonymous reports may also be made via the toll-free, 24-hour Drug Trafficking Tip Line at 1-877-PA-NODRUGS. Tips may also be reported via the Indiana County District Attorney’s Office Crimewatch website at indiana.crimewatchpa.com.

For more information on the Pennsylvania State Police, visit psp.pa.gov.

Reference CAD Number: PA2022-1080445; Investigating Officer: Tpr. Robert Shaw

MEDIA CONTACT:  TFC. Cliff Greenfield, 724-357-1998 / Twitter: @PSPTroopAPIO

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Date: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - 9:15am
Reference ID: 
PA2022-1080445

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