A man who bought a chemical compound in bulk from a farm bureau intended to use it to make methamphetamine, officials said.
Kyle J. Fogel was arrested Wednesday afternoon in his home at 203 George St., Pen Argyl, Northampton Co., after admitting that he was manufacturing meth there with the 50 pounds of ammonium sulfate he bought the week before from the Northampton Farm Bureau on Bushkill Street in Tatamy, Northampton Co., officials said.
Pen Argyl police were tipped off about the purchase by a Tatamy police officer, officials said.
Other items involved in making meth, including tubing, lithium batteries, salt and drain opener, were found when police searched Fogel's home, officials said.
Fogel, 38, was arraigned on charges of risking a catastrophe and possession of drug paraphernalia and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $100,000 bail, according to court documents.
A preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. March 29.