Last updated: March 14. 2014 10:44PM - 3267 Views
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UNION TWP. — Four people were arrested Tuesday when agents with the state Attorney General’s Office busted a suspected meth lab.

Agents raided a three-story home at 317 Cope Road and seized items consistent with the clandestine manufacture of methamphetamine as well as numerous handguns and long-barrel guns, according to court papers.

All of the people identified during the investigation as occupants of the residence were present during the raid. They are Larry Muhlenberg Sr., Larry Muhlenberg IV, Lisa Brock, Kelsey Coults and Edward Edwards Jr.

Muhlenberg IV, 26, was charged with manufacture, two counts of delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance, three counts of possession with intent to manufacture a controlled substance, risking a catastrophe, depositing, storing or disposing of hazardous waste, conspiracy and illegal possession of a firearm.

Edwards, 26, Coutts, 19, and Brock, 46, all were charged with one count each of possession of a controlled substance and conspiracy and three counts of possession with intent to manufacture a controlled substance. District Judge John Hasay arraigned the defendants and set bail for each one at $150,000.

Unable to post bail, all of the defendants were jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility. Their preliminary hearings are scheduled for Wednesday before Hasay.

All of the defendants provided written and verbal statements acknowledging they were engaged in the clandestine manufacture of methamphetamine and/or the acquisition of items necessary to manufacture it, according to court papers.

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