A fire in Earl Township that began around 3 a.m. on Nov. 3 destroyed a mobile home that was targeted in a drug raid in October following a six-month investigation. As firefighters were arriving on the scene, the motor home caved in as a result of the fire, according to the Fire Chief of Earl Township. He further stated that additional fire companies from New Berlinville, Oley, Amity and Boyertown responded to the blaze and assisted in fighting it for several hours. The state police fire marshal is still investigating the fire.
A 47-year-old suspect had been taken into custody at the mobile home on October 25 following the six-month investigation that was conducted by Montgomery and Berks County detectives. The man was charged with intent to deliver and possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and psilocybin mushrooms.
The drug investigation started back in May 2013 with Montgomery County narcotics detectives attached to the district attorney's office discovering that the man who lived in the mobile home was allegedly distributing drugs in both counties, according to officials. Those detectives and the Berks drug task force teamed up by making alleged undercover drug buys from the suspect. The seized marijuana was allegedly of high quality and had a street value of as much as $400 per ounce or $3,800 per pound. According to the court documents in the case, the suspect posted $25,000 bail and was released on Oct. 26.
Anyone in the Montgomery County area who has been charged with a drug crime needs to know that those charges could result in serious consequences. A seasoned drug charges lawyer could be of help in preparing an aggressive criminal defense.
Source: Firehouse, "Mobile Home Raided by Pa. Cops Last Month Destroyed by Blaze", November 04, 2013