PA Man Jailed After Arranging Sale Of Methamphetamine

WARREN, Pa. — A Pittsfield man is behind bars for allegedly arranging a sale of methamphetamine with a confidential informant.

Joshua P. Morgan, 30, 1485 Cole Hill Road, was charged by Warren County Drug Task Force agents on Thursday.

He faces charges including conspiracy (possession with intent to deliver), criminal use of a communications facility, theft by deception and theft by unlawful taking.

Four Task Force officers and a confidential informant met “to attempt to purchase methamphetamine from Joshua Morgan,” according to the affidavit of probable cause.

The CI told police that they “had previously purchased methamphetamine from Morgan” and observed the CI make text and voice cell phone contact with Morgan, setting up the sale of two grams of meth for $200.

The affidavit explains that Morgan told the CI to met at the Kwik Fill at the Warren Mall where he would take the money “go get the methamphetamine and return later to give it to (the CI). Morgan indicated he would have to go to New York to get it and it would take him approximately 45 minutes.

“WCDTF investigators know Morgan from previous drug trafficking investigations and knew he owns and operated a red Honda passenger car.”

Investigators and the CI went to the Kwik Fill at about 5:30 p.m. on November 15. About 15 minutes later, investigators saw Morgan’s vehicle “in the Kwik Fill parking lot next to the car wash.”

Four minutes later, the CI returned and Morgan drove away. The CI said they gave Morgan $200 “and Morgan stated that he would return with the methamphetamine.”

The agents and the CI waited in the area until 10 p.m.

“Morgan never returned with the methamphetamine and did not return (the CI’s) texts or phone calls,” investigators said in the affidavit. “(The CI) has been unable to contact Morgan since this transaction occurred.”

The theft charges stem from Morgan’s “failing to deliver any product,” after accepting the buy money, according to the criminal complaint.

Online court records show that Morgan was arraigned Thursday afternoon and remanded to the Warren County Jail after he was unable to post $25,000 bail. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for January 11 at 3 p.m.