Lansford borough councilman facing drug distribution charges

Lansford borough councilman facing drug distribution charges

A Lansford borough councilman was taken into custody for his alleged involvement in an ongoing drug scheme investigation.

Matthew Walsh, 33, of Lansford, was taken into custody Friday after police raided Walsh Precious Metals, according to court papers.

Police found several different drugs at the pawn shop including oxycodone and fentanyl, along with empty pill bottles, an electronic scale, a handgun, and over $1,000.

Danielle Grochowski, who lives and works with Walsh, was arrested at their home on West Ridge Street.

Court papers show that empty pill bottles, unidentified pills, and 11 guns were also found after raiding Walsh's home.

Walsh and Grochowski admitted that they have been getting and selling drugs for a profit for the past six months.

Both are at the Carbon County Correctional Facility unable to post $100,000 bail each.

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