Reality television star Kieffer Delp has been arrested in connection with the discovery of a meth lab in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, according to The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The Post-Gazette on Thursday reported that police arrested Delp, 28, after finding the lab the day before.
Delp now faces felony charges related to the manufacturing and distribution of is methamphetamines and the improper disposal of chemicals.
McKees Rock, Stowe, Allegheny County Housing Authority and Pennsylvania state police converged Delp’s apartment around 4:15 p.m. local time Wednesday.
Delp lived alone in the basement apartment of a building in 1200 block of Vine Street, and authorities had received information about a working meth lab there.
McKees Rocks Police Chief Richard Deliman on Thursday said law officers had been investigating the apartment for a few weeks after getting multiple complaints.
Deliman noted that upon conducting a search warrant, they found chemicals and items that would substantiate claims about a meth lab.
“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,” he noted.
Deliman added that state police have since removed the laboratory’s chemicals and materials, which have a strong smell.
Delp is thought to have operated the lab on his own, and there are no other suspects at this time.
The former cast member on MTV’s “Teen Mom 2” is now being held at the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania jail after being unable to post a $50,000 bail.
“Teen Mom 2” premiered in 2011 and follows the lives of several teenage women as they adjust to becoming mothers.
Delp appeared in the television program’s first four seasons from 2011 to 2013 as he was then the boyfriend of star Janelle Eason.
Eason is one of the women whose pregnancies “Teen Mom 2” covers, and the show depicted Delp having multiple run-ins with the law during their relationship.