Acting Somerset County District Attorney Molly Metzgar announced Wednesday that a Central City man has been charged in what authorities are calling “one of the largest drug busts in the history of the county.”
Police say Jordan Rasbach, 36, faces numerous felonies related to drug manufacturing and delivering, conspiracy, dealing in the proceeds of unlawful activity, criminal use of a communication device and possession of an illegal firearm, according to online court documents.
“An investigation was launched by the Somerset County District Attorney’s office into the drug-dealing activities of one Jordan Rasbach of Central City who was selling large quantities of methamphetamine and heroin in Somerset and Cambria Counties over the past several years,” Metzgar says.
Authorities say Rasbach would travel to Philadelphia, where he would purchase a “massive supply” of heroin and methamphetamine, and then resell it locally.
Police say agents with Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General arrested Rasbach in October of last year, and seized the following items from his vehicle.
Approx. 2 pounds of methamphetamine,
7,701 bags of heroin, and an illegal firearm, with 2 loaded magazines and loose ammunition
“Drug dealers of this magnitude are the reason why parents of this county worry about the safety of their children and why I am proud to help take him off of the streets. I’ve said it before and I will say it again here today: I will not tolerate drug dealers in Somerset County,”
Authorities say the approximate street value of the drugs seized is $175,000.
Rasbach has been arraigned to the Somerset County Prison, on $100,000 bail, court dockets show.
His preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 16.
Rosbach’s case was investigated by the Somerset County DA’s office, the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, the Somerset County Drug Task Force and Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Upper Merion Township Police Department and the Philadelphia Police Department.