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Meth lab busted after Polk Township arrest

Published June 15. 2018 09:06AM

A functional methamphetamine lab was taken out of operation with the arrest of a Kunkletown man on June 4 after state police at the Lehighton barracks were summoned to the Polk Township residence to assist officials from the Monroe County Office of Children and Youth Services in the case in which four juveniles were in the home.

Police said William Donald Knibbs, 41, of 567 Interchange Road, was charged with the manufacture of methamphetamine and endangering the welfare of children. Following his arraignment, he was committed to the Monroe County Correctional Facility, Snydersville.

Police said the juveniles who were in the home are aged 3, 8, 12 and 17.

Police said they observed products of the manufacturing of methamphetamine inside the residence, where the children reside, and the residence was evacuated while a search warrant was obtained through the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office. The warrant was executed and the State Police Clandestine Laboratory Response Team responded and discovered numerous contraband and the functional lab.

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