Local News 4/28/22

News 4-28-22 AK

A DuBois man plead guilty for his involvement in a drug trafficking organization that spanned multiple counties in the state and involved several people across the country. Taylor Thomas was accused of money laundering for the organization that distributed methamphetamine, cocaine, fentanyl and marijuana in Jefferson, Clearfield and Allegheny counties from 2020 through August 2021. Thomas faces up to 20 years in prison.

A Claysburg man is behind bars after he was found passed out at a Burger King with meth. Roaring Spring Police Department found Garrett Weyandt passed out in his tan Chevy Suburban at Burger King in Roaring Spring borough on Tuesday. Officers struggled to get Weyandt into custody for about 30 minutes and got minor injuries. Police then found two bags of suspected meth on him. Weyandt is currently in Blair County Prison.

Police have arrested a man who allegedly took $5,000 for a home improvement project that he never did. Ronald David Snyder was arrested, after reportedly taking money to re-side a man’s home in August 2021. Synder was charged with felony theft and is currently out on unsecured bail.

A Martinsburg woman has been charged with theft after she allegedly stole over $3,700 from an elderly relative. The victim had misplaced her debit card and went to the bank for money. When talking with a bank teller, she discovered there had been suspicious activity in her savings account since 2020. She knew that Kimberly Markel was the only one who had access to her bank account. Markel made a full confession to police, stating that she’d been using the victim’s bank card for purchases and ATM withdraws from 2020-22.

Two people were killed in a multi-vehicle crash in Centre County on Wednesday afternoon. The crash happened on Route 64 between Hublersburg Road and Hubler Ridge Road. This is the third crash on Route 64 within the past week.

Pennsylvanians continue to pay more per gallon than the national average, paying four dollars and 23 cents.  Last year at this time, the price of gas in the Keystone State averaged three-dollars-even for a gallon of regular-grade and three-dollars-38-cents for Diesel. The national average is four dollars and 13 cents.