June 8th, 2012 by WCBC Radio
On 05/28/2012, Maryland State Troopers responded to Clarysville Motel for a disturbance call. During the unrelated call, information regarding possible drug activity in a motel room was discovered. Troopers responded to the room in question and made contact with the occupants who were identified as Laura Lee Wigger 46 yoa, from Cumberland, MD and Jeremy Bryan Lavin 33 yoa, from Frostburg, MD. Troopers explained that they were investigating a drug complaint and requested consent to search the room, which was granted. During the search, Troopers located a cache of items in the room consistent with manufacturing methamphetamines. Troopers also located approximately 9 grams of methamphetamines in the room. As a result of the investigation, Both Mr. Lavin and Mrs. Wigger were charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS, to wit: Methamphetamines, Manufacturing CDS, CDS Possession – Not Marijuana, and Common Nuisance. Wigger was held on $50,000.00 while Lavin was held on $75,000.00 bond.
The manufacturing of methamphetamines can create dangers that are also dramatic: fire explosions, pollution, short and long term health effects, and contamination of homes, vehicles, children and law enforcement personnel. Although more prevalent west of the Missississippi River, methamphetamine activity is becoming more noticeable in the eastern part of the United States.
The investigation was conducted by road troopers of the Cumberland Barrack and members of the Allegany County Narcotics Task Force.