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Meth Bust Leads to Arrest

NANTICOKE — Police in Luzerne County said officers shut down a drug lab on Wednesday.

Nanticoke Police believe a man was cooking methamphetamine in the garage of a home on West Main Street.

The bust was made on Wednesday afternoon. Investigators said they found out about the dangerous operation from an informant.  Police said they found meth and heroin on the suspected drug maker at the time of his arrest.

Authorities were still on scene at midnight on Thursday cleaning up the lab and investigating the chemicals.

Authorities tell Newswatch 16 the woman living in the home had no idea what was happening on her property.

The man’s name has not yet been released.

6 comments

  • deborahrmorgan

    Does anyone even know why and where this meth problem came from? I do. It started in asia so they could get the workers to work for 3 days in a row….thats part of the reason why stuff is so cheap from there…..and then the problem came here…..started in the midwest as a necessary evil because peopled needed more than 1 job to make ends meet. And now its a full fledged addiction problem. Keep working people to death and see what other problems society can create for itself.

    • SRV

      Yes, I;m sure there is an excuse, reason, and explanation for everything and everyone but God forbid to blame the user for using the stuff. What’s worse is you can get it legally for your 3 yr old.

    • Chad Howe (@ChizzleMcfizzle)

      It was created by the Germans in the late 1800s, not asians. However it wasn’t really used heavily until japan used it during world war 2 to keep soldiers awake and alert. This is also where the western exposure was hatched as american soldiers started coming home addicted. In the 50’s meth was used as diet aid and antidepressant. it didn’t become illegal until 1970.

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