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Police bust mini meth lab in Allentown apartment

Autorities were responding to a drug complaint

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A pair of Allentown men is facing drug charges after police allegedly found a mini meth lab in a Hamilton Street apartment.

Allentown police charged Karl Easterday, 60, and Gregory Mann, 66, with single felony counts of possession with intent to deliver following their arrests Friday night. District Judge Donna Butler arraigned the pair, setting bail for each at $250,000.

Police were dispatched to an apartment in the 900 block of Hamilton Street to investigate a drug complaint. When they entered Mann’s apartment, they allegedly found Easterday, of North Street, in the bathroom smoking some type of drug from a glass pipe, according to court records.

Authorities allege they also found in the bathroom a bottle containing a blue liquid and battery ends, along with clear glass pipes with hoses and measuring cups containing a white powdery residue. Police said the materials were used to manufacture meth.

The Pennsylvania State Police hazardous materials team was called to the apartment to collect the evidence.

Neither man posted bail following their arraignments. They were sent to Lehigh County Jail to await preliminary hearings scheduled for May 22.


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