Police: Luzerne woman arrested for operating meth lab

Times Leader staff report | April 15th, 2017 7:59 pm - updated: 11:24 pm.

LUZERNE — A borough woman was arrested Friday night for allegedly running a meth lab out of her home.

Christy Bonath, 46, was charged with operating a methamphetamine lab, possession of and manufacturing of meth, as well as other drug-related charges, recklessly endangering another person and corruption of minors.

According to the criminal complaint, officers served a search warrant to Bonath’s residence at 410 Walnut St. and found “several items indicative to the manufacturing of methamphetamine.”

Bonath and a man were taken into custody and transported to the Luzerne Borough police station for questioning. Police also found a male juvenile at the residence and contacted a family member, who took custody of the juvenile.

After questioning Bonath and the male, police determined the male was not involved in the incident.

Bonath was taken to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility and was arraigned overnight.

Police secured the residence and contacted the Pennsylvania State Police Clandestine Laboratory Response Team, members of which arrived at approximately 8:10 p.m. The response team conducted a comprehensive search of the residence and located several items which were photographed and taken to the crime lab for testing, police said.

The residence was then tagged as having hazardous materials on the property. Such properties are typically condemned as unfit for human habitation.


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