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Carbon residents face meth charges

Published September 18. 2019 01:00PM

Two Carbon County residents have been charged for the acquisition and distribution of crystal methamphetamine.

According to the affidavit of probable cause filed by patrolman Gabe Szozda of the Lehighton Borough Police Department:

Police received information that David Messinger, 32, of Palmerton, and Kayla Weaver, 23, of Kunkletown, were planning on traveling to the Allentown area to a obtain a significant quantity of crystal methamphetamine.

Messinger, Weaver, David McFarland and William Fronheiser were followed from Carbon County to the area of Eighth Street in Allentown. The vehicle was operated by Fronheiser.

Messinger got out of the car briefly, then they drove back to Palmerton. At 7:13 p.m. Palmerton police conducted a traffic stop on Route 248 west, and the suspects were taken into custody.

During a search, Weaver had 42.8 grams of crystal methamphetamine concealed in her bra.

The suspects were transported to the Lehighton Police Department, where they were read their Miranda rights.

Messinger said he didn’t want to speak with Szozda, but Weaver provided statements regarding the crystal methamphetamine.

Weaver said that she arranged the ride, and that when they arrived in Allentown, Messinger used her phone to call his source, got out of the vehicle and went around the corner.

When he returned, Messinger gave Weaver the methamphetamine to hold, and Messinger paid his source $900 for the methamphetamine.

Both face charges of unlawful delivery or manufacture of a controlled substance; criminal conspiracy; and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

Messinger is currently incarcerated in the Carbon County Correctional Facility in lieu of $75,000 bail, and is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing Sept. 25 before District Judge William Kissner of Palmerton.

Charges for Weaver have been waived to court and she is free on $75,000 unsecured bail.

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