4 charged in meth lab bust

WELLSBORO – Four people were charged in a meth lab bust near here recently.

According to documents filed at District Judge Rob Repard’s office, four people were charged by state police following the bust at 763 Catlin Hollow Road on Monday.

The four people who were charged are:

Alena Ciarlo, 34, of 763 Catlin Hollow Road, state police at the residence, May 5, charged with several counts of manufacture of a controlled substance, operating a methamphetamine lab and illegal dumping of meth, possession of liquified ammonia gas, possession with intent to manufacture a controlled substance, risking a catastrophe and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Michael G. Jardin, 34, of Elmira Heights, N.Y., charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, two smoking tubs, a metal bowl style smoking device, a metal tub, a syringe and one metal case for smoking pot and meth; theft, and receiving stolen property.

Jacob M. Culkin, 36, of Elmira, N.Y., was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, theft and receiving stolen property.

Jennifer D Doyle, 32, of Elmira, N.Y., was charged with possession of a controlled substance, theft and receiving stolen property.

Police were dispatched to the residence after Ciarlo called to report a group of people who would not leave the residence.

Police said they arrived to find Jardin, Culkin and Doyle fleeing the residence with bags and backpacks containing drugs and Ciarlo’s belongings.

According to police, Jardin had a backpack with the paraphernalia, and two credit cards and two cellphones in the name of Philip Carlo. He also had meth and syringes loaded with meth, police said.

Culkin had a large black duffle bag with assorted items belonging to Ciarlo, police said, along with various items of drug paraphernalia.

Doyle had a black bag containing Ciarlo’s driver’s license and other personal items, along with a syringe filled with meth and other drug paraphernalia, police said.

Ciarlo told the troopers that the three New York state residents had been staying at her house and refused to leave.

She said they had been manufacturing methamphetamines at her residence at night.

Police said they found a burn hole on the back porch, lithium batteries and a melted bottle at the base of the porch, indicating a fire.

A search of the residence revealed a burned Coleman camp fuel container in a burn barrel as well as a number of batteries and incinerated bottles used in the making of meth.

The three were taken to the state police barracks, Mansfield, where they told police that they were partying at the residence and Ciarlo had given them the meth.

Ciarlo had said she was abused by the three of them and she believed they had been making drugs at her house.

While leaving the residence, the trooper said he picked up a letter lying on the lawn that indicated she had lied to authorities.

A search of her home revealed a meth lab in the bathroom with a number of items used to manufacture the drug in a cupboard.

Ciarlo was jailed in lieu of $100,000 bail. Her preliminary hearing is May 13.

Jardin, Doyle and Culkin were jailed in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Both men were scheduled for preliminary hearings on May 20.