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Meth lab alleged near Unityville

By Staff | Dec 2, 2014

UNITYVILLE – A Franklin Township man has been arrested on felony and misdemeanor charges for allegedly operating a methamphetamine lab inside his home on Logue Hill Road, where he lives with his girlfriend and 7-year-old daughter, according to state police.

Perry Leroy Phillips, 47, of 2260 Logue Hill Road, faces a total of 15 charges, including operating a methamphetamine lab, illegal dumping of methamphetamine waste, manufacturing methamphetamine with a minor in the home, manufacturing and possessing a controlled substance.

The arrest culminates a lengthy investigation that began in August 2012 when police received a tip that methamphetamine was being produced inside the Logue Hill Road home, according to an affidavit filed at the office of District Judge Jon E. Kemp.

Through their investigation, police learned that between December 2013 and early this month, Phillips made 30 purchases of a drug used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine, court records state.

When troopers took Phillips into custody at his home on Thursday night, he “threw an object across the hood of his pickup truck.” The item was recovered, tested and proved positive for methamphetamine, police said.

When troopers executed a search warrant at Phillips’ home, they discovered “three one-pot reaction vessels with unknown liquids and solids” and other materials commonly used to make methamphetamine, police said.

Following his arraignment before Kemp, Phillips was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $500,000 bail.