Somerset County drug dealer sentenced for a decade or more in prison – Daily American Online

A 36-year-old Central City man, who has been selling methamphetamine, aka meth, and heroin in Somerset and Cambria counties for several years, was sentenced Wednesday to 13 to 26 years in state prison.
According to the Somerset County District Attorney and the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s offices, Jordan Rasbach was involved in what’s considered one of the largest drug busts in Somerset County history.
More than $175,000 worth of drugs were seized at the time of his arrest in October 2021 by state Attorney General’s office agents in Somerset County.
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Investigators seized approximately 2 pounds of methamphetamine and 7,701 bags of heroin from the vehicle he was driving along Route 30 near Central City, as well as, a firearm with two loaded magazines and loose ammunition without a license to carry, according to court documents.
Rasbach traveled to Philadelphia approximately every two weeks and returned to Somerset County with a “massive” amount of illegal drugs, repackaging them and selling them locally, according to representatives from both offices.
“I am very proud to get a drug dealer that has been a danger to our community for years off of the street and put him behind bars for a substantial period,” acting Somerset County District Attorney Molly Metzgar said in a prepared statement.
The rationale behind obtaining the drugs in Philadelphia and bringing them to Somerset County to sell comes down to money, Deputy Attorney General David Gorman said in a previous interview.
Gorman said a bundle of heroin — 10 packages — would sell for between $20 and $30 in Philadelphia. That same bundle, however, would sell for between $100 and $150 in Somerset and Cambria counties.
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Rasbach’s sentence is relative to convictions for several counts of possession with intent to deliver, firearms not to be carried without a license, driving under the influence, simple assault and theft by unlawful taking.
“I thank the Attorney General’s office for lending their resources and expertise to assist in achieving theseconvictions, with special thanks to SDAG David Gorman for his efforts in SomersetCounty,” Metzgar said.


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