By Steve Mocarsky - [email protected] and Eileen Godin - [email protected]

U.S. Marshals Service says it found suspected meth lab in Dallas Twp. home

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A Dallas Township police vehicle blocks a section of Church Street Tuesday afternoon near the scene of a reported meth lab discovered by township police and deputy U.S. marshals.
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DALLAS TWP. — The U.S. Marshals Service confirmed Tuesday that members of its local task force discovered a suspected meth lab that morning when they served an arrest warrant in the 200 block of Church Street.

Assistant Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Tony Nelson, in Scranton, said that members of the Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force raided the home just before noon to serve a drug-related arrest warrant at the request of the state Office of Attorney General (OAG).

Nelson said the subject of the warrant, 38-year-old Wayne Wilson, no address available, was taken to the Kingston Police Department following his arrest. He said two other people were also arrested at the home, but that their names weren’t immediately available.

During their search of the home, Nelson said, deputy marshals discovered what they suspected to be an active meth lab.

Nelson said that task force members left the house before lunch while OAG investigators remained on scene. As of 3:30 p.m., a HAZMAT vehicle was at the scene, and the surrounding section of Church Street was closed to traffic.

Law enforcement officers at the scene said those arrested were scheduled to be arraigned today in front of District Judge Alexandra Kokura Kravitz.

The Dallas Township Police Department reported the closure of Church Street to the Dallas School District, said Thomas Duffy, district superintendent.

“We received early information about the road being not accessible,” Duffy said. “We reported this information to our bus company who used alternate routes. It affected a very small percentage of students.”

The district did not delay its dismissal of students for the day, he said.

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By Steve Mocarsky

[email protected] and Eileen Godin

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A Dallas Township police vehicle blocks a section of Church Street Tuesday afternoon near the scene of a reported meth lab discovered by township police and deputy U.S. marshals.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Dallas-Meth.jpgA Dallas Township police vehicle blocks a section of Church Street Tuesday afternoon near the scene of a reported meth lab discovered by township police and deputy U.S. marshals. WNEP-TV photo