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Freemansburg meth lab investigation leads to one arrest

FREEMANSBURG, Pa. - Police have arrested a man they said operated a methamphetamine lab inside of his home.

Mark Patrick Santos, of 705 Lockhouse Rd. in Freemansburg, was taken into custody Tuesday morning after police from Freemansburg and Bethlehem Township went to Santos' home to assist the Pennsylvania Constables Office with serving an arrest warrant.

Santos, 32, will be charged with operating a methamphetamine laboratory and manufacturing a controlled substance along with other drug related charges, according to police.

Santos is also facing one count of receiving stolen property. Police said they found a stolen firearm inside the home.

Police said the investigation is continuing.

Santos was taken to the Northampton County Prison in lieu of $150,000 bail.

His preliminary hearing is set for March 15 at 11 a.m.

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