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CNET Busts 51-Year-Old Man for Selling Crystal Meth in Paint Township

Friday, October 14, 2016 @ 10:10 PM

Posted by Joanne Bauer

myers-mugPAINT TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A 51-year-old man is facing drug and related charges after selling Crystal Meth to a CNET C.I. in Paint Township, Clarion County.

According to online court documents, criminal charges were filed against 51-year-old Matthew William Myers, of Reynoldsville.

According to a criminal complaint, on September 14, 2016, CNET (Clarion County Narcotics Enforcement Team) member William H. Peck was contacted by a CNET C.I.(Confidential Informant) stating that he/she could purchase Crystal Methamphetamine from an individual named Matt from Reynoldsville. The C.I. said the target would be driving a Ford Ranger Truck with a toolbox in the back.

The complaint states that around 6:15 p.m. on September 14, CNET members met the C.I. in Clarion Borough. The informant was provided with $100.00 in official CNET funds to make the purchase. CNET member Peck then followed the informant to the “buy” location which was on Route 66 in Paint Township.

The complaint indicates that CNET member Peck observed a Black Ford Ranger pull into a parking lot off Route 66 and park directly beside the informant’s vehicle. The informant approached the passenger’s side of the suspect vehicle and provided the suspect with $100.00 in U.S. currency. In return, the suspect provided the informant with two small baggies containing suspected Methamphetamine and two needles.

The suspect vehicle left, drove north on Route 66, and was followed by authorities.

CNET member Peck followed the C.I. back to a meeting location in Clarion and seized the two baggies of suspected meth and two needles from the C.I., the complaint continues.

CNET member Peck then ran a check on the registration number of the suspect vehicle, and it returned as being registered to Matthew William Myers of Reynoldsville. He then ran the driver information for Matthew W. Myers and obtained a driver’s photo. It matched the person who met with the C.I.

CNET member Peck then took a picture of text messages between the C.I. and Myers. He debriefed the C.I. and then returned to the District Attorney’s Office and placed the seized property into evidence. The evidence was then sent to the Erie Regional Lab for testing.

Based on Officer Peck’s investigation, a criminal complaint was filed against Myers in District Judge Timothy P. Schill’s office.

He was arraigned at 2:00 a.m. on October 14, on the following charges:

  • Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
  • Intentional Possession Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered, Misdemeanor
  • Use/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor
  • Criminal Use of Communication Facility, Felony 3

Unable to post $50,000.00 monetary bail, he was lodged in the Clarion County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. on October 18, in front of Judge Schill.

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