PSP execute search warrant after suspected threats with a gun, allegedly find treasure trove of drugs at Fayetteville auto shop

31 May 2024- The execution of a search warrant initially for a handgun in Fayetteville allegedly has turned up what may be a pill distribution operation, leading to charges for its owner. Cristiam Paul Mattei-Lopez is facing charges of felony possession with intent to distribute, misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanor marijuana possession, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Mattei-Lopez is behind bars in Franklin County on $50,000 bail.

Pennsylvania State Police were initially alerted to a possible case of terroristic threats in Fayetteville after the victim arrived at their station in Chambersburg two days after the initial encounter. Troopers say around 7:45am on May 29th, they were approached by a man who gave details about how he was threatened by his wife’s son, Cristiam Mattei-Lopez, at a repair shop in Fayetteville. During the incident, Troopers say Mattei-Lopez pointed a gun at the victim, threatening to shoot him before the victim and his son left the shop.

Around 12:10pm the same day the threats were reported, PSP executed a search warrant on the shop in order to find the gun that was allegedly used in threatening the victim. While that gun, a loaded Springfield XDS 9mm handgun, was found in Mattei-Lopez’s items, PSP say they also found a plastic baggie containing numerous suspected Oxycodone pills and commercial packaging nearby. A second search warrant was executed on the auto shop in Fayetteville, with Troopers saying they found narcotics and distribution items including but not limited to oxycodone, drug paraphernalia, currency associated with distribution, lockboxes to store the items, at least 70 pills in total, three small bags of marijuana, and more.

Cristiam Mattei-Lopez remains behind bars in Franklin County on $50,000 bail.

Sources: Docket Number: MJ-39307-CR-0000131-2024, Incident No.: PA 2024-714382