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Warrant issued for Puyallup man charged with making meth, explosives

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on June 14, 2013 at 2:09 pm with No Comments »
June 14, 2013 2:09 pm

elson-roger-leeA warrant has been issued for a Puyallup man charged with making explosives and methamphetamine after he failed to appear in court.

Pierce County prosecutors charged Roger Elson, 54, with unlawful manufacturing of explosives, unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

He pleaded not guilty in December 2012 and was released on $100,000 bail. The warrant was issued May 30.

Sheriff’s deputies served a warrant at his home in December and found items used to make explosives and meth. They also found 4 grams of meth hidden under the mattress in the bedroom, according to court records.

Elson and his wife allegedly admitted to using meth but denied selling it. He told deputies he had been making firecrackers since 1998, charging papers state.

Anyone with information on Elson’s whereabouts is asked to call Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers at 253-591-5959.

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