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5 charged in bust of meth lab in Bath, police say

Published On: Nov 07 2012 11:38:51 AM EST
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BATH, Pa. -

Five people are facing charges after police said they busted a Northampton County methamphetamine lab.

Investigators said they served a search warrant at a home at 127 Old Forge Drive in Bath Tuesday after a three-month investigation.

Inside the  house police said they found drugs, along with the chemicals and equipment used to cook meth.

The five suspects are facing a list of charges:


Jamie Lynn Kinghorn, 36, of 127 Old Forge Drive, Bath,

Alan Woodson, 36, of 127 Old Forge Drive, Bath,

Thomas Mauro, 33, of 2635 Franklin St., Philadelphia,

Melissa Bailey, 36, of 1167 Sherlin Dr., Bridgewater, N.J., and 127 Old Forge Drive, Bath

Francesco Ditaranto III, 24, 127 Old Forge Drive, Bath

Police said Kinghorn and Woodson were the "cooks" while Bailey and Ditaranto provided the space, and along with Mauro, the pseudoephedrine.

Kinghorn and Woodson were charged with operating a methamphetamine lab, manufacturing a controlled substance and related charges.

Ditaranto, Bailey and Mauro were charged with criminal conspiracy, operating a methamphetamine lab, and related charges.

Ditaranto, Bailey and Mauro were arraigned and sent to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Woodson is currently in custody on an outstanding warrant.

A warrant is out for Kinghorn's arrest.

Police said additional charges are pending.