This article was originally posted on goerie.com on October 13, 2017.
The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office is asking an Erie County judge to revoke the bond of a Millcreek Township man charged over the summer with leading a suspected methamphetamine making operation after investigators said they found more evidence of drug manufacturing at his residence last week.
Deputy Attorney General Roger Bauer, in a motion filed on Thursday, is asking that the court revoke 39-year-old Matthew M. Magalhaes’ $50,000 bond in a case filed on Aug. 10. Magalhaes remains in prison, unable to post bond in another case.
State investigators charge in the August case that Magalhaes and others conspired in the manufacturing and trafficking of methamphetamine at Magalhaes’ residence in the 2800 block of Feasler Street between June 2016 and March. Attorney General Josh Shapiro disclosed the case during a visit to Erie on Aug. 10.
A hearing on the bond revocation request had not been scheduled Friday morning.
Magalhaes posted his $50,000 bail in the case on Aug. 14, and he remained out of prison when state drug investigators charge that they found evidence of methamphetamine manufacturing when they searched his Feasler Street residence on Oct. 6. He was arraigned on 25 criminal charges, including felony counts of corrupt organizations-employee and operating a methamphetamine lab, and was placed in the Erie County Prison on $250,000 bond.
Magalhaes, who remained in prison in the case on Friday, is scheduled to appear in court for his preliminary hearing on Nov. 7.