SADSBURY TOWNSHIP -- Police took Eric Lee Horne, 26, of West Grove into custody on a bench warrant on Wednesday, and while they were at the address discovered what appeared to be a meth lab.
According to police reports, state troopers went to the 200 block of Christiana Pike in Sadsbury in Lancaster County to serve the warrant at 1:50 p.m. While they were inside, they observed several items and chemicals consistent with the illegal production of methamphetamine.
The troopers then evacuated the residence and secured a search warrant, which was approved by the Lancaster County district attorney and authorized by Magisterial Judge Isaac Stoltzfus of Intercourse, according to the press release.
Multiple items and chemicals consistent with the “one pot” method of illegal production of methamphetamine were seized, as well as an amount of methamphetamine.
Horne was remanded to Chester County prison. A female who was at the residence was also arrested on a Chester County juvenile warrant. Members of the Troop J, Vice/Narcotics Unit are continuing the investigation, police said.
According to the police report, when an individual attempts to manufacture meth, he created an incredibly dangerous situation that could have dire consequences not only to the subject by to anyone in the vicinity. The chemical reaction and the toxic gases that are produced can easily get out of control, resulting in serious burns, explosions and death, police said.