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Meadville man and a Centerville woman face charges of operating a methamphetamine lab following an investigation Thursday that had a downtown area blocked off for nearly two hours. 554c2269bc0b5_image

Meadville’s police and fire departments blocked off access to Torrent Alley between Grove Street and State Street on Thursday in response to a mobile methamphetamine lab inside a vehicle, according to Police Chief Eric Young.

William J. Bonus, 44, of 952 F St., and Tai Lane Dean, 23, 33803 Centerville Road, were taken into custody, and the Pennsylvania State Police Clandestine Lab Response Team was called in, Young said.

Bonus, 44, of 952 F St., is in Crawford County jail, Saegertown, on $250,000 bond after being arraigned by Meadville Area Magisterial District Judge William Chisholm on Thursday night. Bonus is charged with operating a methamphetamine laboratory and illegal dumping of methamphetamine waste, manufacturing a controlled substance, liquefied ammonia gas, precursors and chemicals, causing or risking a catastrophe, and delivery and possession of a controlled substance.

According to the police criminal complaint, all of the charges are tied to the Meadville address of 793 1/2 Garden St. There is also a second charge of delivery of a controlled substance, which was at an unlisted location on Park Avenue.

Dean, 23, of 33803 Centerville Road, is in the county jail on $100,000 bond after being arraigned by Chisholm. Dean is charged with criminal conspiracy to manufacture a controlled substance, and causing or risking a catastrophe.

Dean’s conspiracy charge is tied to the Garden Street address, while the risking a catastrophe charge says she knowingly transported an active methamphetamine lab “in her vehicle on the streets in the City of Meadville.”

Bonus and Dean have a preliminary hearing set for May 21 at 3:30 p.m.

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