By Kim Lux
One man was arrested and taken into custody after police found nine marijuana plants, a Hydrotech charger and a sun lamp in the closet of a mobile home at Rolling Meadows Park mobile home village on Aug. 7.
Allen Anthony Tebalt, 38, of North East, was charged with one felony violation of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act; two misdemeanor counts of violating the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act; and one misdemeanor count of terroristic threats.
The affidavit of probable cause states Pennsylvania State Police troopers were called to the mobile home park regarding a report of a broken window at Lot 30. While discussing the window with the victim, the victim stated he had received text messages stating Tebalt was responsible for the damage to his window.
Troopers then went to Lot 75, where they attempted to contact Tebalt. Upon arriving, officers noticed an unknown red substance believed by police to be blood on a plastic chair of the residence. A woman at the residence, Charlotte Fay Niemeyer, told police that Tebalt had fled the property and she gave officers consent to search the property.
Once inside the bedroom, troopers noticed a number of items blocking a closet door. According to the affidavit, when a trooper asked Niemeyer why the closet was blocked she said they wouldn’t like what was inside. When the police opened the closet, they found nine marijuana plants, a red Hydrotech charger and a white sun system sun lamp.
While troopers were on the scene, Tebalt returned and claimed the items in the closet were his.
Tebalt was then taken into custody. As troopers were transporting him to Erie County Prison, the affidavit states Tebalt claimed he would injure several known victims, including a juvenile, with a baseball bat. He added that next time he was going to grab his 9-mm pistol.
Tebalt was arraigned by District Judge Brian McGowan on Aug. 8. Bail was set at $10,000 and Tebalt posted 10 percent bond.