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A small methamphetamine laboratory was found this morning in Stockertown after authorities were summoned to investigate a “suspicious device incident,” Pennsylvania State Police at Belfast said.

When authorities got to the 300 block of Main Street they found a water bottle containing items used to manufacture methamphetamine, police said. No one has been arrested in connection with the incident and no injuries were reported.

The incident drew local, state and federal authorities to Stockertown, the second such response in three months. The incident began about 7 o’clock when someone saw a plastic bottle that was fizzing and briefly on fire. It was found next to a trash container near a convenience store, but no property damage was reported, police said.

After several hours, the area was cleared and deemed to be safe.

The Bethlehem bomb squad, the Allentown Fire Department, Lehigh County HazMat and Forks Township Fire Department were all investigating. Police said agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were called to assist.

In April, federal authorities were called to Stockertown after a bomb scare prompted authorities to evacuate three homes. Robert Perry was charged in that incident and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on June 29.

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