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PHILADELPHIA – (WPVI) — Nearly two dozen people have been arrested in connection with an alleged $7 million crystal methamphetamine ring.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced the arrests on Wednesday, saying the suspects – including suspected drug dealers and traffickers – were arrested as a result of a 15-month-long investigation.

Kane said the leaders of the ring were Gary Kuehner of Bethlehem and Michael Lehreman of Danielsville, Northampton County.

A grand jury found that one of the suspects allegedly had crystal meth shipped from a source in Mexico and delivered to Las Vegas. From there, it was shipped to the Lehigh Valley via FedEx.

Investigators estimate the ring distributed at least four pounds of crystal meth per month, with a street value of $7 million over five years.

Kane noted that, over the course of the investigation, agents recovered 103 handguns and rifles, $49,000 cash, six cars, four motorcycles, a four wheeler, as well as various amounts of drug paraphernalia.

Suspects in Pennsylvania to Mexico meth ring

1 of 23: Gary Paul Kuehner
BETHLEHEM, PA
DOB 12/18/1980
Charges:
10 counts Unlawful Delivery or Manufacture of a Controlled Substance (Felony)
5 counts Possession with intent to Manufacture or Deliver(felony)
2 counts Corrupt Organizations
1 count Criminal Use of Communication Facility
1 count Dealing In Proceeds of Unlawful Activities

 

Suspects in Pennsylvania to Mexico meth ring

2 of 23: Michael Charles Lehreman
DANIELSVILLE, PA 18038
DOB 03/16/1968
Charges:
13 counts Unlawful delivery of a controlled substance
2 counts Corrupt Organizations
2 counts Criminal conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver
1 count Possession with the intent to deliver
1 count Criminal Use of Communication Facility
1 count Dealing In Proceeds of Unlawful Activities

 

Suspects in Pennsylvania to Mexico meth ring

3 of 23: Maria Carmen Wahlfeld
SAN DIEGO, CA., 92110-4619
DOB 07/16/1963
Charges:
3 counts Possession with Intent to Manufacture or Deliver(felony)
2 counts Corrupt Organizations
1 count Criminal Use of Communication Facility
1 count Dealing In Proceeds of Unlawful Activities

 

Suspects in Pennsylvania to Mexico meth ring

4 of 23: Pawel Jon Gajewski
NEW TRIPOLI, PA 18066
DOB 02/19/1977
Charges:
3 counts Possession with intent to Manufacture or Deliver(felony)
2 counts Corrupt Organizations
1 count Criminal Use of Communication Facility
1 count Dealing In Proceeds of Unlawful Activities

 

Suspects in Pennsylvania to Mexico meth ring

5 of 23: Robert Nigro
ALLENTOWN, PA 18103
DOB 10/28/1961
Charges:
5 counts Possession with intent to Manufacture or Deliver(felony)
2 counts Corrupt Organizations
1 count Criminal Use of Communication Facility
1 count Dealing In Proceeds of Unlawful Activities
1 count Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance

 

Suspects in Pennsylvania to Mexico meth ring

6 of 23: Scott Douglas Morgan
ALLENTOWN, PA 18103
DOB 10/21/1980
Charges:
7 counts Possession with intent to Manufacture or Deliver(felony)
5 counts Unlawful Delivery or Manufacture of a Controlled Substance (Felony)
2 counts Corrupt Organizations
1 count Criminal Use of Communication Facility
1 count Dealing In Proceeds of Unlawful Activities

 

Suspects in Pennsylvania to Mexico meth ring

7 of 23: Lyle Foster Dietz
ALLENTOWN, PA., 18109
DOB 08/04/1954
Charges:
3 counts Corrupt Organizations
3 counts Possession with Intent to Manufacture or Deliver (Felony)
1 count Criminal Use of Communication Facility
1 count Dealing In Proceeds of Unlawful Activities

 

 

 

 

Suspects in Pennsylvania to Mexico meth ring

10 of 23: James M. Schwar
RED HILL, PA
DOB 10/06/1977
Charges:
3 counts Possession with intent to Manufacture or Deliver(felony)
2 counts Corrupt Organizations
1 count Criminal Use of Communication Facility
1 count Dealing In Proceeds of Unlawful Activities

 

Suspects in Pennsylvania to Mexico meth ring

11 of 23: Matthew Reuben Baker
ALLENTOWN PA 18102
DOB 04/17/1982
Charges:
2 counts Corrupt Organizations
2 count Unlawful Delivery or Manufacture of a Controlled Substance (Felony)
1 count Criminal Use of Communication Facility
1 count Possession with Intent to Manufacture or Deliver

 

Suspects in Pennsylvania to Mexico meth ring

12 of 23: Mark F. Balas
WHITEHALL, PA 18052
DOB 09/06/1974
Charges:
2 counts Corrupt Organizations
2 counts Possession of a Controlled Substance
1 count Unlawful Delivery of A Controlled Substance
1 count Criminal Use of Communication Facility
1 count Criminal conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver

 

Suspects in Pennsylvania to Mexico meth ring

13 of 23: Shane Wechsler
WALNUTPORT, PA 18088
DOB 04/28/1974
Charges:
” 1 count Criminal Use of Communication Facility
” 1 count Possession of a Controlled Substance

 

Suspects in Pennsylvania to Mexico meth ring

14 of 23: Michael Stroh
SLATINGTON, PA 18080
DOB 11/28/1961
Charges:
” 1 count Criminal Use of Communication Facility
” 1 count Possession of a Controlled Substance

 

Suspects in Pennsylvania to Mexico meth ring

15 of 23: Michael S. Gaspar
BATH, PA 18014
DOB 11/10/1975
Charges:
1 count Endangering the Welfare of Children
1 count Criminal Use of Communication Facility
1 count Possession of a Controlled Substance

 

Suspects in Pennsylvania to Mexico meth ring

16 of 23: Diana Faye Southard
BETHLEHEM, PA 18017
DOB 04/16/1969
Charges:
2 counts Corrupt Organizations
1 count – Criminal conspiracy to possession of a Controlled Substance
1 count Criminal Use of Communication Facility
1 count Possession with the intent to deliver
1 count Possession of a Controlled Substance
1 count Criminal conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver
1 count Dealing In Proceeds of Unlawful Activities

 

Suspects in Pennsylvania to Mexico meth ring

17 of 23: Robert M. Wells
RT 940 – PO BOX 2119, POCONO PINES, PA 18350
DOB 01/01/1969
Charges:
1 count Criminal Use of Communication Facility
1 count Possession of a Controlled Substance

 

Suspects in Pennsylvania to Mexico meth ring

18 of 23: Steven Mark Keeler
WALNUTPORT, PA 18088
DOB 04/18/1975
Charges:
2 counts Possession of a Controlled Substance
1 count Criminal Use of Communication Facility

 

Suspects in Pennsylvania to Mexico meth ring

19 of 23: Todd Alan Bohlen
CENTER VALLEY, PA 18034
DOB 06/29/1960
Charges:
2 counts Corrupt Organizations
1 count Possession with the Intent to Deliver
1 count Possession of a Controlled Substance
1 count Criminal Use of Communication Facility

 

Suspects in Pennsylvania to Mexico meth ring

20 of 23: Brian Ehret
ZIONSVILLE, PA 18092
DOB 07/30/1969
Charges:
” 2 counts Corrupt Organizations
” 2 counts Possession with the intent to deliver
” 1 count Criminal conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver
” 1 count Criminal Use of Communication Facility
” 1 count Dealing In Proceeds of Unlawful Activities
” 1 count Possession of a Controlled Substance

 

Suspects in Pennsylvania to Mexico meth ring

21 of 23: Justin Matthew Taglioli
EMMAUS, PA 18049
DOB 12/06/1978
Charges:
2 counts Corrupt Organizations
1 count Unlawful delivery of a controlled substance
1 count Criminal Use of Communication Facility
1 count Dealing In Proceeds of Unlawful Activities
1 count Criminal conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver
1 count Possession of a Controlled Substance

 

Suspects in Pennsylvania to Mexico meth ring

22 of 23: Zackery Bronson Quaye
ALLENTOWN, PA., 18103
DOB 11/09/1978
Charges:
4 counts Possession with intent to Manufacture or Deliver(felony)
2 counts Corrupt Organizations
1 count Criminal Use of Communication Facility
1 count Dealing In Proceeds of Unlawful Activities
1 count Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance

 

Suspects in Pennsylvania to Mexico meth ring

23 of 23: Dean R. Desantis
BELLE MEAD, NJ 08502-3902
DOB 02/19/1962
Charges:
2 count Corrupt Organizations
2 count Possession of a Controlled Substance
1 count Unlawful delivery of a controlled substance
1 count Criminal use of communication facility
1 count Criminal conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver
1 count Dealing In Proceeds of Unlawful Activities

 

 

Those charged are:

-Gary Kuehner, 32, 1126 West Union Blvd., Bethlehem, Lehigh County, is charged with 10 counts of unlawful delivery or manufacture of a controlled substance, five counts of possession with the intent to manufacture or deliver, two counts of corrupt organizations, one count of criminal use of a communication facility, and one count of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities.

-Michael Lehreman, 45, 3828 Dogwood Road, Danielsville, Northampton County, is charged with 13 counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, two counts of corrupt organizations, two counts of criminal conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver, one count of possession with the intent to deliver, one count of criminal use of a communication facility, and one count of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities.

-Maria Wahlfeld, 49, 3175 Cauby St., Apt. 24, San Diego, CA, is charged with three counts of possession with the intent to manufacture or deliver, two counts of corrupt organizations, one count of criminal use of a communication facility, and one count of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities.

-Pawel Gajewski, 36, 4490 Run Road, New Tripoli, Lehigh County, is charged with three counts of possession with the intent to manufacture or deliver, two counts of corrupt organizations, one count of criminal use of a communication facility, and one count of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activites.

-Robert Nigro, 51, 616 Skyline Dr., Apt. 1, Allentown, Lehigh County, is charged with five counts of possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, two counts of corrupt organizations, one count of criminal use of a communication facility, one count of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, and one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

-Scott Morgan, 32, 2724 Mosser St., Allentown, Lehigh County, is charged with seven counts of possession with the intent to manufacture or deliver, five counts of unlawful delivery or manufacture of a controlled substance, two counts of corrupt organizations, one count of criminal use of a communication facility, and one count of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activites.

-Lyle Dietz, 58, 6172 Airport Road, Allentown, Lehigh County, is charged with three counts of corrupt organizations, three counts of possession with the intent to manufacture or deliver, one count of criminal use of a communication facility, and one count of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities.

-James “Jimbo” Schwar, 35, 359 Main St., Apt. 1, Red Hill, Montgomery County, is charged with three counts of possession with the intent to manufacture or deliver, two counts of corrupt organizations, one count of criminal use of a communication facility, one count of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, and one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

-Matthew Baker, 31, 1343 Maple St., Allentown, Lehigh County, is charged with two counts of corrupt organizations, two counts of unlawful delivery or manufacture of a controlled substance, one count of possession with the intent to manufacture or deliver, and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.

-Mark Balas, 38, 4408 N. Church St., Whitehall, Lehigh County, is charged with two counts of corrupt organizations, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, one count of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, one count of criminal use of a communication facility, and one count of criminal conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver.

-Shane Wechsler, 38, 4640 Lehigh Drive, Walnutport, Northampton County, is charged with one count of criminal use of a communication facility and one count of possession of a controlled substance.

-Michael Stroh, 51, 231 S. Walnut St., Slatington, Lehigh County, is charged with one count of criminal use of a communication facility and one count of possession of a controlled substance.

-Michael Gaspar, 37, 551 Bauer Road, Bath, Northampton County, is charged with one count of endangering the welfare of children, one count of criminal use of a communication facility, and one count of possession of a controlled substance.

-Diana Southard, 44, 6780 Hanover St., Bethlehem, Lehigh County, is charged with two counts of corrupt organizations, one count of criminal conspiracy to possess a controlled substance, one count of criminal use of a communication facility, one count of possession with the intent to deliver, one count of possession of a controlled substance, one count of criminal conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver, and one count of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities.

-Robert Wells, 44, RT 940, PO Box 2119, Pocono Pines, Monroe County, is charged with one count of criminal use of a communication facility and one count of possession of a controlled substance.

-Steven Keeler, 37, 3865 Cedar Drive, Walnutport, Northampton County, is charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.

-Todd Bohlen, 52, 4179 Kozy Korner Road, Center Valley, Lehigh County, is charged with two counts of corrupt organizations, one count of possession with the intent to deliver, one count of possession of a controlled substance, and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.

-Brian Ehret, 43, 8439 Orchard Road, Zionsville, Lehigh County, is charged with two counts of corrupt organizations, two counts of possession with the intent to deliver, one count of criminal conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver, one count of criminal use of a communication facility, one count of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, and one count of possession of a controlled substance.

-Justin Taglioli, 34, 108 Macungie Ave., Emmaus, Lehigh County, is charged with two counts of corrupt organizations, one count of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, one count of criminal use of a communication facility, one count of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, one count of criminal conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver, and one count of possession of a controlled substance.

-Zackery Quaye, 34, 703 E. Cumberland St., Allentown, Lehigh County, is charged with four counts of possession with the intent to manufacture or deliver, two counts of corrupt organizations, one count of criminal use of a communication facility, one count of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, and one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

-Dean Desantis, 51, 32 Bedle St., Belle Mead, NJ, is charged with two counts of corrupt organizations, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, one count of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, one count of criminal use of a communication facility, one count of criminal conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver, and one count of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities.

 

 

 

 

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