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Easton police took several people into custody after a drug raid this morning at an apartment complex in the 100 block of North 15th Street in Wilson Borough.

 Four adults were taken to the Easton Police Department in Downtown Easton after a narcotics warrant was served about 6 o’clock as part of an investigation into methamphetamine dealing, Lt. Matthew Gerould said at the scene. A fifth person was taken away by a constable on district court warrant.

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Several people were taken into custody after Easton police served a warrant Friday morning in the 100 block of North 15th Street in Wilson Borough. Police said the raid involved methamphetamine. One person was picked up on unrelated charges
 

Easton police found the makings of a meth lab in the apartment, but it wasn’t actively cooking, Gerould said. As soon as the equipment was discovered, police called Pennsylvania State Police and the Clandestine Laboratory Response Team quickly responded, Gerould said. Easton suspended its search of the property until state police experts dealt with the equipment, he said.

Police requested road barriers to close the block between Liberty and Spring Garden streets. At 8:30, the block remained closed because of the public safety concern, although the other apartments didn’t need to be evacuated because the lab wasn’t operative, Gerould said.

The door to the apartment remained open and a state police truck joined three Easton police vehicles nearby at that hour on the hilly section of street a block north of Northampton Street.

Easton’s vice unit had been tracking residents of the home since they’d lived at an address within Easton, Gerould said of the investigation.

The Easton Special Response Unit participated in the raid. A Wilson Borough police officer was on the scene and Wilson firefighters were on standby.

No one was injured, Gerould said.

 

 

 

 

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