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Second person charged in Garrett meth case

August 17, 2018

The girlfriend of a Meyersdale man accused of manufacturing methamphetamine is now facing similar charges.

Julia Suzanne Haer, 28, was charged with manufacturing meth with her boyfriend, Joshua Aaron Hay, 27, Center Street, at her Pine Street residence in Garrett on July 27. Hay waived his right to a preliminary hearing last week.

Haer is facing charges of operating a meth lab, manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, possessing phenylpropanolamine or a precursor substance with the intent to unlawfully manufacture, risking a catastrophe, manufacturing meth with a child present and drug paraphernalia possession.

Detectives with the Somerset County Bureau of Investigations were notified that drugs were being used and sold at Haer’s Pine Street residence, where she lives with her 4-year-old son. During a search police found a Gatorade bottle containing residue, tools, household chemicals, a gas generator and paraphernalia.

According to court documents, Haer purchased over-the-counter drugs needed to manufacture meth, a synthetic drug used illegally as a stimulant.

Haer is free on an unsecured $10,000 bond.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday before District Judge Douglas McCall Bell in Meyersdale.

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