Man Busted for Allegedly Running Meth Lab Inside Brookville Area Home

KNOX TOWNSHIP, Pa. (EYT) – Punxsutawney-based State Police say a Brookville man has been arrested for a allegedly operating a methamphetamine lab inside his residence located on Manor Lane in Brookville, Jefferson County.

According to police, Troop C Vice Unit and members from the Jefferson County Drug Task Force have been investigating the manufacturing of methamphetamine in the Jefferson County area since August of 2013.

As a result of the investigation, a search warrant was applied for and granted for 76 Manor Lane, Brookville, Pa.

Yesterday a search was executed by the Pennsylvania State Police Clandestine Lab team on a residence occupied by 42-year-old Michael Paul Guthrie at the above location. Upon the execution of the search warrant, a methamphetamine lab was allegedly located inside the dwelling.

Guthrie was taken into custody and the following charges were filed at District Judge Bazylak’s office:

– Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
– Operating a Methamphetamine Lab, Felony 1
– Possession Red Phosphorus, etc w/ Intent to Manufacture Controlled Substance, Felony
– Risking Catastrophe, Felony 3
– Operating a Methamphetamine Lab, Felony 2
– Deposits, Stores, Disposes Chemical Waste, Felony 3
– Knowingly Possessing Ephedrine, Misdemeanor

He was placed in the Jefferson County Jail in lieu of $100,000.00 straight cash bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on March 4 in front of Judge Gregory M. Bazylak.

The investigation is ongoing for the distribution and manufacturing of methamphetamine in the Jefferson County area.

Jefferson County EMS; Knox Township Fire Department; Jefferson County Sheriff’s office; and Brookville Borough Police Department assisted at the scene.

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