SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A Somerset County man is facing a slew of felony charges after authorities said he sold meth and heroin in the area over the past several years.

“We are here today to announce one of the largest drug busts in the history of Somerset County,” Acting Somerset County District Attorney Molly Metzgar said during a press conference Wednesday where she announced the charges against Jordan Rasbach, 36, of Central City.

Jordan Rasbach, 36, of Central City, PA.

Metzgar said Rasbach traveled to and from the Philadelphia area between 2019 and 2021 where he would obtain a massive supply of drugs. Rasbach then reportedly sold the drugs throughout the Somerset and Cambria County areas.

Rasbach was arrested by Attorney General agents on Oct. 30, 2021, after he was found with 2 pounds of methamphetamine and approximately 7,701 bags of heroin in his vehicle. A loaded handgun along with two loaded magazines and extra ammunition was also found. Metzgar said Rasbach did not have a license to carry the firearm.

Evidence seized. Photo provided by the Somerset County District Attorney’s Office.

“Drug dealers of this magnitude are the reason why parents of this county worry about the safety of their children and why I’m proud to help take him off the streets,” Metzgar said. “I’ve said it before and I will say it again here today, I will not tolerate drug dealers here in Somerset County.”

Rasbach was first arrested on July 4, 2019, when he was reportedly found to have suffered from an overdose in Montgomery County. However, the charges from this incident were later dropped.

An investigation launched by the Somerset District Attorney’s Office into Rasbach was also assisted by the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, the Somerset County Drug Task Force and Bureau of Investigation, State Police, the Upper Merion Township Police Department and the Philadelphia Police Department.

Rasbach’s charges include multiple counts of possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, criminal use of a communication facility and firearms not to be carried without a license.

He’s being held in the Somerset County Prison on $100,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 16.


ORIGINAL STORY (WTAJ) — Acting Somerset County District Attorney Molly Metzgar will be holding a press conference at the county courthouse to make an announcement.

Metzgar did not say what the conference would be pertaining to but said it is scheduled to start at 1 p.m.

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