During an undercover drug deal earlier this month, a Slatington woman apologized to her buyer for being late to their arranged meeting because it took her longer than she expected to make methamphetamine, according to court records.
Outside her apartment on Jan. 20, Kelsey Lee Rockel, 23, delivered the meth to the buyer, who was actually a Lehigh County detective, telling him, “It’s hard to cook when the kids are around,” records show.
Rockel was arrested and charged with making the Jan. 20 transaction and a second meth deal on Jan. 24, records show.
In the second deal, an undercover detective fronted Rockel $40, so she could buy some of the ingredients used to cook meth, records show. She and her boyfriend then cooked the drugs in her apartment on North Seventh Street, records show.
Rockel was charged with two counts each of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, delivery of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and criminal use of a communication facility and one count of conspiracy.
She was arraigned by District Judge Rod Beck and sent to Lehigh County Jail under $50,000 bail.