WELLSBORO - The trial of Keri L. Preston, 34, of 43 State St., Lawrenceville, who is accused of operating a methamphetamine lab, will begin Dec. 11 in Tioga County Court, according to court documents.
Preston and her husband, Amos, of the same address, were charged by Lawrenceville police.
According to court documents the couple also faces charges of illegally disposing of the waste generated by their alleged drug operation and the manufacture of meth with children present.
On Aug. 11, officers executed a search warrant for Amos L. Preston, who was wanted on a bench warrant issued in March.
A trial date has not yet been set for Amos Preston, but he is due back in court Dec. 3 for a disposition.
While executing a search warrant at the residence where the Prestons resided with their four children, all under the age of 18, police found items allegedly used in the making of meth. Among them were two Coleman combustible fuel jugs, unknown amber fluid, a glass tube, four containers of butane fuel, four Alert tablets, a Mason jar cooking device, lithium batteries, a scraping tool, a razor blade, butane lighters, a bottle of toilet bowl cleaner, a butane torch and a spoon with white powder residue.
In the garage, outbuildings and around the property, police said they found nine Coleman fuel cans in a garbage pile in the yard and other items taken as evidence including a quart of Naptha, coffee filters, rubber tubing, a box containing Sudephedrine, 20 packs of decongestant, stripped batteries, a bottle containing white residue, and a bottle with lithium and ephedrined.
Marijuana and drug paraphernalia also was found, police said.
The Prestons are being held in the Tioga County Prison in lieu of $150,000 bail each.