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Detective: Somerset County Jail inmate blames drug discovery on the wrong pants

November 14, 2018

DAILY AMERICAN

A 31-year-old Friedens man claims he put on the wrong pants when he left his “buddy’s” house and the bag of methamphetamine found in his pocket was not his. Albert Marody IV, Stoystown Road, was arrested Friday on bench warrants for missing county court hearings. He was being processed at the Somerset County Jail when correctional officers found a plastic bag containing four additional plastic bags in his pants pocket. One bag contained suspected methamphetamine, another had two rocks of suspected methamphetamine and two others appeared to contain residue, county detective Jeffrey Doman wrote in an affidavit.

Marody told Doman that he put money, a lighter, a wallet and some scratch-off tickets in his pocket, so if the bags were processed for fingerprints he was sure his prints would be there, according to the affidavit. He was arraigned Tuesday on possession and possession with the intent to deliver charges before District Judge Ken Johnson of Somerset. He was placed in the Somerset County Jail in lieu of a $10,000 bond. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Nov. 27.

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