Last updated: July 23. 2013 1:02PM - 2927 Views
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WRIGHT TWP. - A Mountain Top man charged in June by the state Office of Attorney General in Operation Shape Up, a cocaine and marijuana trafficking ring, was arraigned on allegations he tampered with an electrical meter.

Freddy Reyes, 45, of Coplay Place, was charged with criminal mischief. He was remanded to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $5,000 bail. He has been jailed since his arrest on June 27 for lack of $1 million bail on drug trafficking offenses.

Township police allege in the criminal complaint that an illegal wire was attached to the PPL electrical meter at Reyes’ residence. The wire attachment ran to the basement of the house to a separate junction box, the complaint says.

Police said in the complaint it cost $4,159 of materials to replace the electrical line.

A preliminary hearing on the latest charge is scheduled on July 31.

Reyes was one of 17 people charged by the AG office in a cocaine and marijuana trafficking ring centered at the Master Barbershop on Hazle Avenue in Wilkes-Barre, according to court records and a news release.

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