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HOMETOWN, Pa. –  Smog coming from a car parked in Hometown led police to discover the 1997 Honda CRV was being used as a mobile meth lab.

At  6 p.m. Tuesday, Rush Township police patrolling in the Schuylkill County community noticed the vehicle parked in a vacant lot off Claremont Avenue.meth-lab-guy-jpg

All four windows were partially rolled down. A haze could be seen inside the vehicle with smog coming out of the windows.

When the Hometown Fire Department was called to determine the cause of the smog, officials learned the car was being used as a mobile meth lab.

The Pennsylvania State Police Clandestine Lab Response Team recovered several bottles and numerous other items from the Honda.

When police spoke to the owner of the vehicle via phone, he admitted parking it in the vacant lot.

After further investigation, 27-year-old Justin D. Pakosky of Tamaqua was taken into custody and charged with manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia and two counts of liquefied ammonia gas, precursors and chemicals.

Pakosky is awaiting arraignment.

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