Pasco man accused of selling meth

Kristin M. Kraemer, Tri-City HeraldMarch 22, 2014 

A Pasco man is accused of selling methamphetamine to customers who would pull up in front of his house.

Gregg Lewis Flieger, 40, pleaded innocent to two counts of delivery of methamphetamine and one count each of possessing hydrocodone, methamphetamine and marijuana, all with the intent to delivery.

Each charge includes the allegation that the drugs were possessed or sold within a drug-free zone per Pasco Municipal Code.

Trial is set May 7.

Detectives with Pasco's Street Crimes Unit worked with a confidential informant to twice buy crystal meth at Flieger's Road 84 home, according to court documents.

The purchases occurred during the first two weeks in March, and each time the informant was given prerecorded money, documents said.

Officers went to Flieger's home the morning of March 12 and arrested him in his backyard. Flieger waived his rights and agreed to speak with police, who asked where the meth was kept so they didn't have to search the whole house.

Flieger reportedly said it could be found in a container in his bedroom, and gave specific directions to his room. Flieger further admitted to dealing meth for about one month, but said the marijuana inside his bedroom was only for personal use, court documents said.

In Flieger's bedroom, police seized 36.01 grams of crystal meth, digital scales with marijuana residue, five hydrocodone pills in a plastic baggie and 347.04 grams of prepackaged marijuana, documents said.

They also allegedly found $2,150 in cash in envelopes, hidden under the mattress, along with $150 in a tin can with one ounce of meth.

The serial numbers on one $20 bill and two $5 bills discovered in his room matched the prerecorded funds used by the confidential informant, court documents said.

Flieger's live-in girlfriend reportedly told officers she didn't know anything about the meth and believed the money stashed under the mattress was from the marijuana her boyfriend was selling, documents said. The girlfriend allegedly confirmed for police that Flieger was selling pot, which is different than what the suspect earlier told investigators.

The meth and marijuana taken from Flieger's room reportedly tested positive for those drugs.

-- Kristin M. Kraemer: 582-1531; kkraemer@tricityherald.com; Twitter: @KristinMKraemer

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