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Second man charged in connection with Freemansburg meth lab

By Len Righi, WFMZ.com Reporter
Published On: Mar 20 2013 12:50:51 PM CDT
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FREEMANSBURG, Pa. -

A second man is facing charges in connection with the bust of a meth lab in the basement of a Northampton County home earlier this month.

Christopher S. Madzarac was living in the home at 705 Lockhouse Road, Freemansburg, on March 5 when officers serving a warrant discovered the meth lab in the basement, officials said.

Some of the materials used in making meth, including drain cleaner, liquid fire fuel, lithium batteries and salt, were seized from Madzarac's room, officials said.

Madzarac, 33, of 1257 Stanford Road, Behlehem, was arraigned just after midnight Wednesday on charges of illegally operating a meth lab, risking a catastrophe and engaging in prohibited acts and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $100,000 bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. March 29.

Mark Patrick Santos, 32, was taken into custody on March 5 and arraigned on charges of operating a methamphetamine lab, risking a catastrophe and several drug-related counts.

Santos is also facing one count of receiving stolen property. Police said they found a stolen firearm inside the home.

He remains in the Northampton County Prison on $150,000 bail, according to court papers.