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Last suspect caught, 5 arrested

  • Kyle  Frantz
    Kyle Frantz
Published May 22. 2013 05:04PM

Police have arrested all five people who were involved in a mobile methamphetamine lab operation and explosion in Lansford Sunday.

Tyler Strawdinger, 20, whose last known address was 741 Quill Court, Stroudsburg, was apprehended by Lehighton police on Tuesday morning. There was an active warrant from Schuylkill County on Strawdinger, as well as a warrant from Lansford police.

Straw-dinger was arraigned on charges of operating a methamphetamine lab and illegal dumping of methamphetamine waste, criminal conspiracy, recklessly endangering another person, causing or risking a catastrophe, and liquified ammonia gas; precursors and chemicals. Bail was set at $100,000 straight cash, and he was committed to prison.

The other four people Kyle M. Frantz, 19; Scott R. Frantz, 44; Jacqueline Slaven, 37; and Kendra Crostley, 20 all of 117 E. Patterson St., are also jailed on the same offenses, according to Lansford police.

They were arraigned Tuesday morning on these additional charges after a search warrant was conducted at the residence. Bail was set at $100,000 straight for each individual.

Scott Frantz, his son Kyle, and Slaven were initially charged with hindering apprehension of Strawdinger. Kyle Frantz faces separate charges of hindering apprehension and tampering with evidence. His father faces separate charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a small amount of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 29 before District Judge Casimir Kosciolek of Lansford.

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