Kathleen G. Kane - Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General - Protecting Pennsylvanians

August 14, 2013

Centre County man arrested following search of suspected meth lab

HARRISBURG - A Centre County man was arrested yesterday by agents from the Attorney General's Bureau of 8-14-13 David BradyNarcotics Investigation (BNI) following a joint investigation and search of a suspected methamphetamine lab on his State College property.

Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane identified the defendant as David Brady, 31, 103 Cherry Ridge Road, State College, Centre County.

Narcotics agents were notified by the Ferguson Township Police Department about a suspected meth lab following a resident complaint. According to the criminal complaint, an officer observed several items typically used in the manufacturing of meth on Brady's property, including sliced lithium batteries throughout the yard, an empty bottle of drain cleaner, an empty package of cold compresses and fuel oil in the garage.  

Kane said the suspected lab is part of an ongoing cooperative investigation in Centre and surrounding counties that seeks to identify individuals who purchase large quantities of meth-related ingredients, especially cold medications containing pseudoephedrine.

Agents and police executed a search at Brady's Ferguson Township residence, which located a suspected meth lab in his residence and resulted in the seizure of items commonly used to manufacture meth.

According to agents, Brady allegedly dumped meth related products along Valley Vista Drive. State College residents 8-14-13 State College Methwho notice anything unusual along this road are encouraged to immediately notify law enforcement. The Attorney General's Bureau of Narcotics Investigation in State College can be reached at 1-800-255-9564 and the Ferguson Township Police Department can be notified by calling 814-237-1172.

Brady is charged with:

  • one count of possession of liquefied ammonia gas, precursors and chemicals,
  • one count of possession of drug paraphernalia,
  • one count of illegal dumping of methamphetamine waste and 
  • one count of criminal attempt to manufacture methamphetamine.

He was preliminarily arraigned on Aug. 13, 2013 and released on $25,000 unsecured bail.

Brady will be prosecuted by Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller.

Kane thanked the Ferguson Township Police Department, Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller, the State College Police Department, and the Department of Environmental Protection for their assistance with the investigation.

(A person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty.)

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