Ludlow man jailed after alleged Facebook messenger drug deal

Photo provided by the City of Warren Police Department The results of the search conducted on Trevor Menteer’s vehicle. Menteer was charged by City of Warren Police for attempting to sell methamphetamine to a city police officer.

A Ludlow man is behind bars after he set up a drug deal with a City of Warren police officer over Facebook messenger.

Trevor S. Menteer, 39, 35 E. Main St., is behind bars after the incident which occurred at approximately 4:45 p.m. on Dec. 28 at Point Park.

Police report in the affidavit of probable cause that they had been in contact with Menteer since Dec. 11 “while operating in a covert capacity.”

On Dec. 28 at 3:44 p.m. police allege they made contact with Menteer “to arrange the drug transaction.”

The officer told Menteer he wanted to purchase two grams of methamphetamine, according to the complaint, and alleged that Menteer “agreed, advising it would cost $200, while noting that his bags weigh ‘heavy.’

“It was determined that (Menteer) would meet me at Point Park near the CAR Pool for the transaction to be completed,” the affidavit states, while also noting that Menteer identified his vehicle.

“At approximately (4:02 p.m.), a truck matching the description arrived in the area of Point Park. A traffic stop was conducted… and (Menteer) was taken into custody.”

Police said the contact with Menteer “was done through Facebook messenger.”

After he was read his Miranda warnings, the affidavit states, Menteer told police where the methamphetamine could be found in his vehicle and “also acknowledged that he was going to Point Park to sell methamphetamine.”

A search warrant was obtained for the vehicle which “yielded approximately 4.5 grams of methamphetamine split up into four small plastic baggies, a digital scale, five syringes, a snorting straw, a small spoon, a plastic baggie containing marijuana, a multicolored glass marijuana pipe, a small plastic baggie containing suspected heroin and a small plastic baggie containing suboxone strips.”

Online court records indicate that Menteer faces charges of possession with intent to deliver, 16 counts of criminal use of a communications facility, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while operating privilege suspended or revoked.

He was arraigned by District Justice Raymond Zydonik on Dec. 29 and placed in the Warren County Jail after he was unable to post $10,000 bail.