Meth lab suspects waive hearings
Two men arrested and charged with operating a methamphetamine lab in Lehighton have waived their preliminary hearings.
Todd Stephen Greene, 38, of 400 Mahoning St., Lehighton, and Floyd Warren Michael, 27, of 411 Gypsy Hill Gardens, remain in Carbon County Prison; Green in lieu of $150,000 bail and Michael in lieu of $75,000 bail.
The duo was scheduled to have a hearing before District Judge Edward Lewis but opted to have the charges forwarded to Carbon County Court.
They are each charged with manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver; conspiracy manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver; operating a methamphetamine lab, and conspiracy operating a methamphetamine lab.
The charges against the two were filed by Narcotics Agent Charles Horvath of the Pa. Office of the Attorney General, Bureau of Narcotics Investigation, after a raid at Green's residence on March 9.
The affidavit states that seized during the raid were four plastic bottles containing suspected liquid meth residue, un-iodized salt, lighter fluid, drain opener, sulfuric acid, muriatic acid, aluminum foil, coffee filters, and vinyl tubing.
Michael told police he had been using meth produced by Greene for the prior two weeks before the raid, the affidavit says.
It adds that Greene signed a statement "admitting to making meth and/or assisting in the manufacture of meth." He also provided police with "a step-by-step process on how he makes meth."
Greene claimed that Michael was at the residence for the purpose of making meth, the affidavit reveals.
The raid on Greene's apartment was conducted by Horvath with the assistance of police officers from several municipal departments, as well as members of the Lehighton Fire Department.