Warrant issued in meth lab case

January 29, 2019

Somerset District Judge Ken Johnson issued an arrest warrant Monday for Albert Marody IV, 31, of Friedens, for his alleged involvement in cooking methamphetamine in a residence along Stoystown Road in Somerset Township.

Trooper Paul Detruf wrote in a probable-cause affidavit that he and two other troopers conducted a “knock and talk” at the Stoystown Road residence on July 18 after receiving information about a meth lab on the premises. Marody lived there and gave police written permission to search his home.

“During the search multiple items of paraphernalia for manufacturing meth were discovered,” Deturf wrote.

A state police Clandestine Laboratory Response Team secured the residence, according to the affidavit. Marody was charged with manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver meth, a felony, possession of a controlled or counterfeit substance, possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia and operating a meth lab and illegal dumping of meth waste. The felony is the reason for the warrant.

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