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Trio Charged After Alleged Meth Lab Bust In Kingston

August 11, 2018
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Trio Charged After Alleged Meth Lab Bust In Kingston

Authorities took three people into custody after they discovered an active methamphetamine lab inside a Kingston home on Friday, police said.

Police arrested the suspected meth cook, Sean Szarka, 34, and two others, Joseph A. Nardone, 40, and Tracy Debonis, 38, according to charges filed.

Investigators say Szarka admitted to cooking meth for about five months inside 28½ Payne Ave., a single family home behind a double-block apartment.

Nardone and Debonis, both of whom were living at the home with Szarka, confessed to providing Szarka with the ingredients to make meth in exchange for some of the finished product, police said.

Each faces charges of meth possession, conspiracy and risking a catastrophe.

Szarka faces a charge of manufacturing meth and an additional charge for allegedly selling meth to a confidential informant the day before the raid.

Nardone and Debonis were jailed in the Luzerne County Correctional Facility in lieu of $150,000 bail.

Szarka was jailed in lieu of $300,000 bail.

— BOB KALINOWSKI

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