Friday, October 7, 2022

Drug Bust in Minersville Leads to Arrest of Man for Trafficking Methamphetamine

A Minersville man was arrested by borough police on Thursday on drug charges.

According to Minersville Police Patrolman Jeffrey Bowers, as part of an investigation into the trafficking of drugs in the borough, police learned that Matthew Engroff, 35, of Minersville was attempting to sell 1/4 ounce of methamphetamine for $400.

On Wednesday, police set up a controlled buy of the drugs with the help of an undercover police officer.  The buy took place later that day.

Police set up a second controlled buy on Thursday with another undercover, who purchased a 1/2 ounce of methamphetamine from Engroff.  This time, officers were waiting nearby and converged on Engroff after the sale was made.

The drugs tested positive as methamphetamine during a field test, and were sent to the Pennsylvania State Police at Bethlehem Crime Lab.

Engroff was charged with 2 sets of felony delivery of a controlled substance and possession with intent to deliver, as well as misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance for each sale.

He was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Stephen Bayer on the above charges and locked up in Schuylkill County Prison on $50,000 straight cash bail and $100,000 straight cash bail respectively.