April 3, 2014
Two Luzerne County residents arrested following seizure of suspected meth lab
HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced the arrest of two individuals following a joint investigation with local law enforcement and a search of a suspected methamphetamine lab in Hunlock Creek, Luzerne County.
Agents with the Attorney General's Bureau of Narcotics Investigation (BNI) along with Pennsylvania State Police served a search warrant at 415 Sorbertown Hill Road, Hunlock Creek and discovered methamphetamine along with the components and equipment needed to manufacture meth using the "one-pot" method.
When using the "one-pot" method methamphetamine cooks combine a series of ingredients into one container and the chemical reaction that ensues leaves a crystalline powder that users smoke, snort or inject.
According to the criminal complaint, agents and local law enforcement encountered an entire clandestine lab, including: Coleman fuel, pseudoephedrine, drain cleaner, ammonium nitrate and lithium. Additionally, agents seized 24 weapons.
Steven Sudziarski, 33, 415 Sorbertown Road, Hunlock Creek, is charged with one count of possession of methamphetamine, one count of manufacture of methamphetamine, one count of possession of pre-cursor chemicals with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.
Terra Luczak, 38, 415 Sorbertown Hill Road, Hunlock Creek, is charged with one count of possession of methamphetamine, one count of possession of pre-cursor chemicals with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and one count of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.
Attorney General Kane thanked the Luzerne County Drug Task Force, the Pennsylvania State Police Swat Team, Pennsylvania State Police chemists and lab team and the Luzerne County District Attorney for their assistance with the investigation.
The case will be prosecuted by the Luzerne County District Attorney's Office.
(A person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty.)
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