Faces charged with possession of methJune 4th, 2009 - 7:40 pm ICT by GD
Peter Barta II from Wellsville has been booked under illegal drug possession charges. This is the third time a charge such as this been brought upon him. On previous accounts Peter was charged with allegedly operating a methamphetamine racket on his property.
Peter had been stopped by the police for violating traffic rules (for speeding) and sniffer dogs brought it to light that Meth was hidden in the receiver of the trailer hitch on his truck.
The new charges Peter faces is second degree felony for possession of drugs and a fifth degree felony charge for possession of criminal tools. Added to these is the forfeiture specification of his pick up truck.
Peter already faces other felony charges for storing chemicals and equipments required for producing meth. Several materials like breakers, smoking devices, a scale with meth residue and more were recovered from his property by the police. The grand jury issued 9 open indictments and 14 secret indictments after meetings held over a span of 3 days.
In another similar incident a 28 year old man and his girlfriend have been arrested by the police for attempting to distribute Methamphetamine in a drug trafficking racket. Jason Linwood Slaughter and girlfriend Charla Deanna Thomas were caught by the police at a traffic signal while they were traveling down Alabama Highway 52 in Taylor.
The couple has been charged with possessing 50 grams of meth with the intention of distributing it. The other charge is of using a pistol during a drug trafficking crime. Though Jason was stopped by an officer for not having a license plate, he did not stop until he reached his driveway.
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