KINGSTON — Drug agents with the state Office of Attorney General and Luzerne County Drug Task Force seized 24 weapons and shut down a suspected methamphetamine lab in Hunlock Township on Thursday.
Agents said the lab inside 415 Sobertown Hill Road was active with components and equipment needed to cook the illegal drug methamphetamine.
Steven Lawrence Sudziarski, 33, was charged with four counts of possession with intent to manufacture a controlled substance, two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and one count each of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance and criminal conspiracy.
Terra Luczak, 38, was charged with three counts of possession with intent to manufacture a controlled substance, and one count each of possession of a controlled substance and criminal conspiracy.
Sudziarski and Luczak were arraigned by District Judge Paul Roberts in Kingston and jailed at the county prison for lack of $50,000 bail each.
Court records say Sudziarski is scheduled for a trial next month in county court on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with evidence.
He was free on $5,000 unsecured bail.
Freeland police allege Sudziarski ran away during a traffic stop. He discarded a mature marijuana plant during a pursuit on Sept. 26, 2009, court records say.
State Attorney General Kathleen Kane said in a news release that drug agents discovered the alleged meth lab along with Coleman fuel, cold medicine, drain cleaner, ammonia nitrate and lithium inside the residence.
Chemical reactions among the ingredients leaves crystalline powder that users smoke, snort or inject, the news release says.
Preliminary hearings are scheduled on April 16.