LANCASTER – Deputies seized several gallons of Methylamine and a loaded, unregistered handgun from the impounded pick-up truck of a man arrested for driving with a suspended license last week, authorities said.
Michael Berkheimer, a 42-year-old convicted felon with connections to OMG gang members, was arrested around 4 p.m. on Feb. 21, according to Sgt. Mark Marbach.
Lancaster “TOP Team” deputies observed Berkheimer’s pick-up truck on West Avenue K traveling with an expired registration, according to Marbach.
Deputies conducted a traffic stop and found that Berkheimer was also driving with a suspended license. Berkheimer was detained and his pick-up truck was impounded.
During a search of the vehicle, deputies recovered a loaded, unregistered, 9mm pistol and eight gallons of Methylamine, according to Marbach.
Methylamine is a precursor for Methamphetamine production, and eight gallons is capable of producing approximately 64 pounds of methamphetamine.
Berkheimer was booked at the Lancaster Station without bail.
Lancaster Operation Safe Streets detectives are handling the investigation.