Pottstown man is among 27 suspects charged in “Operation Blowout,” which uncovered a crystal methamphetamine ring stretching from Mexico to Pennsylvania.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
A four-year undercover investigation has resulted in the indictment of a Montgomery County man, as well as 26 other people, suspected of links to a crystal methamphetamine trafficking operation that stretched from Mexico and Texas and took root in Montgomery, Bucks, Berks, Lehigh and Tioga counties. Officials believe that the large network is responsible for the distribution of more than $3.5 million worth of crystal meth in southeastern and northern Pennsylvania, according to the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office. Robert H. Snyder, 53, of Pottstown, is charged with two counts of participating in a corrupt organization, 20 counts of delivery of a controlled substance, criminal conspiracy, unlawful use of a communications facility, …
The sleepy West Norriton neighborhood is cordoned off as police, fire and hazmat crews investigate a report of unidentified, but possibly dangerous chemicals in a suburban home.
Police and fire units responded to a call for a "Hazardous Materials Incident" shortly before 5 p.m. today and are still on the scene with Hazmat crews and other emergency personnel. Officials expect to be working on the scene into the early morning hours. The original call came from a West Norriton License & Inspection official who arrived at the home at 134 Burnside Ave. sometime after 4 p.m. to deliver a sewage bill. The L&I officer reportedly smelled a strong chemical odor coming from the rear of the house and called West Norristown police to investigate. Once on the scene, police located a number of unlabeled containers behind the house that appeared to contain chemicals. Police alerted the West Norriton Fire Department and Hazmat …