Polk man charged for having meth lab at home

From staff reports

A Polk man is facing charges for having a methamphetamine lab at his residence.

Polk Police and the PIC unit of Venango County went to a residence in Polk on March 4 after receiving a complaint of drugs at the residence where young children were, according to a criminal complaint filled by Polk Borough police.

After getting permission, police searched the house and found a backpack containing “items used in the manufacture of methamphetamines” and a tote belonging to Tobias Frazier, 24, as well as some mail with Frazier’s name on it in a bedroom he shared with two minor children, the complaint said.

Police said Frazier’s mother also lived at the residence, and police evacuated the home, noting the meth lab in the backpack “can be highly explosive and seriously endanger them,” the complaint said.

Police called in a CLAN team from Erie that took pictures, collected evidence and took it to a lab, the complaint said.

The lab report “shows the ingredients and items needing for a one pot method meth lab were present,” the complaint said.

Frazier was charged with felony counts of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver and possessing phenylpropanolamine, etc., or a precursor substance with intent to unlawfully manufacture; and misdemeanor counts of recklessly endangering another person, knowingly possessing ephedrine, possession of a controlled substance and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

Frazier’s preliminary hearing is scheduled June 17 in Venango County Central Court.