Vernon police have arrested a local man who was wanted in Pennsylvania, where he is accused of distributing drugs, leading to the death of a 3-year-old in last year, according to police.
Pennsylvania state police contacted Vernon police on Thursday about a fugitive from justice living in Vernon, according to the arrest warrant application.
Police identified the suspect as 64-year-old Thomas Keough, of Vernon, and said he is accused of distributing drugs, including methamphetamine, which later resulted in the death of a 3-year-old in Pennsylvania in 2018.
On Friday, Vernon police and the East Central Narcotics Task Force arrested Keogh at his Vernon home and charged him as a fugitive from justice.
Bond is set at $750,000 and arrangements are being made for him to be extradited to Pennsylvania.