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Three men were arrested Wednesday night for running a methamphetamine lab in Bushkill Township, police said.
Curtis J. Buskirk, 27, and Ricky L. Miller, 52, both of the 300 block of Old Allentown Road in the township, and Martin J. Wilmer, 52, of the first block of Hickory Hills Drive in Moore Township, face charges, police said.
At about 5:30 p.m. Monday, an informant told police about the suspected meth lab in a wooded area in the 300 block of Old Allentown Road, police said.

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Curtis J. Buskirk, 27, Martin J. Wilmer, 52, and Ricky L. Miller, 52
Police found a 1-liter clear plastic bottle there with a mixture of liquid boiling inside and a tote bag containing more than a dozen materials associated with the production of methamphetamine, documents say.
The Pennsylvania State Police Clandestine Laboratory Team didn’t find the men there, but they were tracked down Wednesday, police said.
Miller was arrested about 6:20 p.m. in the 900 block of George Street in Plainfield Township, police said. Pen Argyl police assisted. Miller was arraigned before District Judge Todd Strohe in Bangor and sent to Northampton County Prison in lieu of 10 percent of $25,000 bail, police said.
Wilmer was arrested about 9:15 p.m. in the first block of West Central Avenue in East Bangor, police said. Buskirk was caught in a neighboring apartment, police said. Police from Bangor, Roseto, Washington Township and Northampton County, as well as Pennsylvania State Police at Belfast assisted in the arrests, police said.
Wilmer and Buskirk were arraigned early this morning before Strohe. They are being held at Northampton County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail each.
Police said Miller, Buskirk and Wilmer are each charged with:

  • Operating a methamphetamine lab.
  • Possession of liquefied ammonia gas.
  • Manufacturing a controlled substance.
  • Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.
  • Possession of a controlled substance.
  • Conspiracy counts related to the above charges.

Records and surveillance video showed Wilmer purchasing a box of Sudafed, a key component of methamphetamine, from an area  pharmacy, according to arrest papers. All three men face preliminary hearings 9:30 a.m. June 29 in front of District Judge Douglas Schlegel in Wind Gap, according to court records.
Bushkill Township, Colonial Regional, Moore Township and Bangor police, operating under the Northampton County Drug Task Force, conducted the investigation into the meth lab.
The meth lab bust is not related to a March incident in which Bushkill Township police decontaminated a house in the 300 block of Allentown Road for concerns of a chemical smell coming from a motorcyclist after a crash, police said.



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