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A star from the show Teen Mom 2 has been arrested on drug charges. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 28-year-old Kieffer Delp was arrested and charged with operating a working methamphetamine laboratory in his basement apartment in McKees Rocks.
Fans of the reality show remember Delp as the boyfriend of Jenelle Evans, who had a pregnancy as a teenage mother. Delp was seen from 2011 to 2013 and their relationship was tumultuous. According to Mike Manko, spokesman for the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office, authorities were informed of Delp’s connection to the reality show.
Authorities had received multiple complaints about Delp's basement apartment and had been investigating him for a few weeks. When they conducted a search on Wednesday, they found items and chemicals that showcased it was a meth lab like lithium, lighter fluid, propane, empty pseudo-ephedrine packaging and ammonium nitrate as well as glass smoking pipes, tourniquets, cooking tins and hypodermic needles. They also found what's described as "One Pot cooks."
The building was evacuated but the other residents of the apartment were allowed to return to their homes the next day. “Obviously with all these chemicals together and during the process of making this, it could ultimately explode, which is why we evacuated the building while the product was being removed,” McKees Rocks Police Chief Deliman said.
Authorities believe that Delp lived and operated the meth lab without accomplices. Although there was a woman in the apartment at the time, there are no other suspects in the incident. He faces felony charges related to the manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamines and the improper disposal of chemicals. He is currently being held in the Allegheny County Jail and was unable to post a $50,000 bail.
Delp has had prior issues with the law. In 2011, he was arrested for assault in North Carolina for allegedly punching a girl and her male friend in front of a convenience store. That year, Evans was also arrested along with Delp, who was listed as a "known drug user" in court docs. Evans had violated her probation by testing positive for marijuana and opiates and "knowingly associating with any person or previously convicted users, possessors, or sellers of any illegal drugs."
Here's a clip of Delp and Evans after he returned home from jail on a previous stint.
[Photo: Allegheny County Jail]
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