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Son of man who shot trooper in Jefferson Co. facing drug charges

By: WJAC Web Staff

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. -- The son of a man who shot and wounded a state trooper during a warrant service last year is now facing drug charges, according to state police.

State police at Punxsutawney filed charges Thursday against Kenneth Raymond Lees II for allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine from a home outside of Brockway.

Trooper Bradley Wilson went to Kenneth Lees Sr.'s home on Cemetery Hill Road on Sept. 26 to serve a warrant regarding possible drug activity. When Wilson approached the home, Lees Sr. shot him.

Lees Sr. entered a standoff with police, lasting into the night before ending the next morning when he took his own life.

Lees II was apprehended shortly after the initial incident and questioned regarding his father's actions.

The charges against Lees II come from the investigation in which Wilson was trying to serve the warrant, police said. Lees II is facing several charges, including charges relating to manufacturing marijuana and methamphetamine, operating a methamphetamine lab and several counts of conspiracy.

Lees II is in the Jefferson County Jail on $350,000 bail. A court date has not yet been set.

Wilson continues to recover from his injuries.

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Edgar Snyder

Washington Times