Friday, January 11, 2013

Raid Shuts Down Suspected Meth Lab

A methamphetamine manufacturing lab was found at a
residence in this apartment complex on North 15th Street
in Wilson Borough, on the edge of the City of Easton.

Four people were arrested and charged with various offenses this morning after police raided a Wilson Borough apartment on the edge of the City of Easton this morning as part of drug trafficking investigation.

The Easton Police Department's Vice/Narcotics Unit, Special Response Unit and Northampton County Drug Task Force executed a narcotics search warrant at 120 North 15th St. in Wilson Borough at about 6 a.m., according to a media release issued by the department.

Twelve people were found at the residence, including four juveniles. All but two of the people found in the home at the time are residents at the address, police said.

Arrested and charged were:
  • Thomas Stocker Jr., 30, charged with manufacturing of a controlled substance
  • Ferdinand Inacay, 47, charged with manufacturing of a controlled substance
  • Tarick Badger, 18, for possession of a small amount of marijuana
  • Lindsey Whitney, arrested on a county bench warrant

Stocker and Inacay were residents of the raided residence, police said. It is unclear where the other two that were arrested reside.

A several weeks-long investigation into methamphetamine trafficking in Easton is what led to the raid and subsequent arrests, police said.

While searching the residence, authorities found evidence associated with methamphetamine manufacturing, and as a result, the Pennsylvania State Police Clandestine Laboratory Team was contacted and processed the scene, Easton Police said. They added that the lab was not operating, and the special team was called due to possible hazards associated with handling and transporting the chemicals such set-ups typically involve.
No one was injured during the event, police said.

Updated at 2:08 p.m.

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