Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Man Wanted for Drug Death Taken into Custody

A man wanted by Police was taken into custody on Monday.

On 04/02/16, Alexandria Sienkiewicz, 23, of Tamaqua,was found deceased in her bedroom. The Schuylkill County Coroner's office listed the cause of death as Acute Fentanyl Toxicity. The manner of death was listed as Homicide.

The investigation revealed Kyle Merenda, 22 of Barnesville, Jonathan Seekins, 33, of Coaldale and Melanie Kropp, 24, of Mahanoy City were all involved in the drug transaction that led to the death of Sienkiewicz.

On 03/07/17, Seekins and Kropp were taken into custody and charged.

On 03/06/17, an arrest warrant was issued for Merenda.

On Monday, 03/20/17, Merenda was taken into custody in Tresckow, Carbon County by the Pennsylvania State Police at Hazleton.

Merenda was arraigned by on-call Magisterial District Judge James Ferrier and locked up in Schuylkill County Prison unable to post $20,000 straight cash bail

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