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Woman sentenced in meth lab case

Published January 27. 2014 12:39PM

A Carbon County woman was sentenced to time-served after pleading guilty to her part in a methamphetamine lab operation in Lansford.

Kendra Crostley, 20, of Lehighton, and formerly of 117 E. Patterson St., Lansford, pleaded guilty to one count of recklessly endangering another person before Judge Joseph J. Matika on Friday.

Crostley was one of five people arrested by agents of the state Attorney General's office and Lansford police for operating a meth lab at 117 E. Patterson St.

On May 18, 2013, police and fire were dispatched to the Patterson St., address after a mobile meth lab exploded.

Crostley was one of five people living at the address at the time and had her infant son inside the home as the meth lab was in operation, police said.

Others arrested were Tyler Strawdinger, 20, whose last known address was in Stroudsburg; Kyle M. Frantz, 19, his father, Scott Frantz, 45, of Scranton, and Jackie Slavern, 38, of the Lansford address.

All are charged with various criminal counts including criminal conspiracy, operating a methamphetamine lab, recklessly endangering another person, risking a catastrophe, and possession of materials with intent to manufacture a controlled substance.

Strawdinger is scheduled to plea guilty for his part in the operation in March, while the two Frantz's have pretrial conferences scheduled for Feb. 27 in the district attorney's office; and Slaven has the charges pending with no county court dates scheduled.

Matika sentenced Crostley to 65 days to one year in jail, and ran it concurrent with a probation violation sentence she is now serving.

She was also ordered to get a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment, zero tolerance imposed on D&A use, pay court costs, which average about $1,000, render 50 hours of community service, and pay a $50 per month supervision fee while on parole or probation.

Although paroled on the recklessly endangering charge, Crostley will remain in the county prison on the probation violation sentence which runs to March 14.

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