Meth charges lodged against Montrose man

BY STACI WILSON

A Montrose area man, already facing charges for making methamphetamine in a downtown apartment, now faces additional counts.

Anthony Olszewski, 37, was charged by Montrose Ptlm. Justin Sprout with operating a methamphetamine laboratory and illegal dumping of methamphetamine waste and other drug related charges in connection with a Nov. 21, 2012 incident in Bridgewater Twp.

He waived his Monday, March 11 preliminary hearing in Montrose District Court.

Olszewski was taken into custody Nov. 21, 2012, by Montrose police in a bedroom of a trailer on Spring Valley Rd.

Borough police were called to the location by state police who were at the trailer park a separate incident. They had been notified that Olszewski was at the nearby residence and knew the man was wanted on a felony warrant by Montrose police.

While taking him into custody, Sprout noted two backpack-type bags on the floor with hypodermic needles visible, according to the affidavit.

The trailer owner gave police consent to search the residence.

Ptlm. Sprout discovered a blue bag with the hypodermic needles and a second bag that contained multiple tools and ingredients used to manufacture methamphetamine, according to the affidavit.

Evidence collected included a coffee filter with white residue that tested positive for methamphetamine and a hardened, rock-like substance that also tested positive for meth.

Olszewski also faces methamphetamine related charges in Susquehanna County Court in connection with an Oct. 11, 2012 incident in Montrose in which four other people were also charged.

In that case, according to the affidavit, Olszewski brought meth making equipment to an apartment on Public Ave.

Charges against Olszewski in the October incident are also pending in Susquehanna County Court.