Cumberland Times-News

Local News

April 30, 2013

Police break up suspected Meyersdale meth operation

Citizen’s tip leads to arrest of two residents

MEYERSDALE, Pa. — Pennsylvania State Police troopers from the Somerset barrack and Meyersdale Borough police executed search warrants early Tuesday morning for a reported methamphetamine production lab at an apartment located at 7052 Mason Dixon Highway.

Evidence of a working meth lab was immediately apparent with items that are commonly used in the production of methamphetamine seen throughout the second-floor apartment during the 1:45 a.m. raid, said police.

Police found Jordan Odonnell, 22, who was renting the apartment, and Matthew Bowman, 29, of the same address, inside the apartment with two other people, all of whom were secured and removed.

Odonnell was charged with the manufacture of controlled substances, conspiracy to manufacture controlled substances, possession of controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Sandra Stevanus and held in the Somerset County Jail on $75,000 bond.

Bowman was charged with conspiracy to manufacture controlled substances, possession of controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was held in the Somerset County Jail on $125,000 bond.

The Pennsylvania State Police Clandestine Lab Team responded at about 6 a.m. and removed the items that were being used to manufacture meth.

On Monday, during an investigation into theft/forgery, state police were provided a tip about the meth lab and were able to obtain enough information to get a search warrant approved by District Attorney Lisa Lazzari-Strasiser and issued by Stevanus.

Text Only
Local News
  • Overturned tanker upsets Oakland Overturned tanker upsets Oakland

    OAKLAND — Two large commercial wreckers were being used at mid-afternoon Wednesday to upright a tanker full of liquid propane that overturned several hours earlier in downtown Oakland and forced evacuation of the business district.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Park Service opens Canal Classrooms Park Service opens Canal Classrooms

    CUMBERLAND – The National Park Service held a ribbon-cutting event Wednesday for a new program called Canal Classrooms, which will offer students pre-K through fifth grade accredited classwork on the Canal Place grounds.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • CODY EVERSOLE Eversole named 2014 Kelley Award winner

    KEYSER, W.Va. — Keyser High School senior Cody Eversole was named this year’s J. Edward Kelley Award winner during a ceremony Wednesday morning at Potomac State College.
    The award is presented to an outstanding male student-athlete in each year’s senior class.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • South Cumberland home rebuilt after fire South Cumberland home rebuilt after fire

    CUMBERLAND — A South Cumberland home destroyed by fire last July was given a second chance recently after the owner decided he wanted to remain a part of the neighborhood and had his house rebuilt.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • School vaccination requirements change

    April 17, 2014

  • Mineral BOE gives $18K to library

    KEYSER, W.Va. — The Mineral County Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to give the Keyser-Mineral County Public Library $18,000 for fiscal 2015 and to give the Piedmont library an additional $1,000 out of carryover funds.

    April 16, 2014

  • The Eichhorn family Local family says hosting New York City children in summer is ‘wonderful experience’

    CUMBERLAND — Sonya and Christopher Morgan of Cumberland always planned on a hosting a child through The Fresh Air Fund Volunteer Host Family Program. “Christopher always said once we had kids of our own we were going to do it. When our son turned 6 we said, ‘OK, let’s do it,’” said Sonya.

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • City, county officials to talk baseball at work session

    CUMBERLAND — During today’s Allegany County Commission work session, a proposal to study the possibility of bringing a professional-level baseball team to the area will be vetted again, this time with participants from the city of Cumberland.

    April 16, 2014

  • Report: High-quality child care lacking in West Virginia

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Child care programs of minimum or unrated quality are watching over about 93 percent of West Virginia children enrolled in them, a report released Wednesday said.

    April 16, 2014

  • JIM HINEBAUGH Hinebaugh seeks Garrett County commissioner post

    Jim Hinebaugh recently announced his candidacy for Garrett County commissioner. A Garrett County native and lifelong Republican, Hinebaugh graduated from Southern High School and attended Frostburg State University before entering the U.S. Army via the draft. After serving as an enlisted member, Hinebaugh completed Officer Candidate School and was commissioned as a second lieutenant. He retired as a colonel/06 in 1995 with almost 29 years of service including eight years overseas.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

Must Read
News related video