A Coaldale man charged with operating a methamphetamine lab at his home is free on reduced bail.

Schuylkill County Judge Charles M. Miller on March 21 agreed to reduce Jason John Shiffert's $50,000 straight cash bail to $500 percentage cash bail.

But Shiffert must abide by a set of conditions. He must live with his mother at 9 E. Ruddle St., Coaldale, and must not relocate without written permission from the district attorney's office.

He may not possess or consume alcoholic beverages, controlled substances or drug paraphernalia; he may not travel outside the state without written permission from the district attorney; and he must submit to random drug screenings administered by the Adult Probation department.

Shiffert, 33, was arrested Feb. 21 by borough police for operating the meth lab at 11 E. Ruddle St. He was charged with the manufacture of a controlled substance with intent to deliver; possession of liquefied ammonia gas with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance; possession of pseudoephedrine, lithium and ammonium nitrate with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance; operating a methamphetamine lab; and possession of a controlled substance.