Woman Sentenced to Probation in Franklin Meth Lab Case

| March 16, 2019

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – A Franklin woman was sentenced to probation this week on charges related to the discovery of a suspected meth lab.

Court documents indicate President Judge Oliver J. Lobaugh sentenced 27-year-old Amanda Michelle Yingling, of Franklin, to two years of probation on Tuesday, March 12.

According to court documents, Yingling pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree felony county of deposits, stores, disposes of chemical waste charge on December 28, 2018.

As a result of the plea agreement, the following charges were dismissed:

– Operating a Methamphetamine Lab, Felony 2 (two counts)
– Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Misdemeanor 2

The charges stem from an investigation that was initiated in February of 2018.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, around 12:35 p.m. on February 25, 2018, Franklin Police responded to a report of a possible drug act violation in which the caller came in contact with suspected components in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

Police arrived on the scene and observed materials, precursors, and chemicals that are believed to be used in the “one-pot” method of a methamphetamine lab in the caller’s trash area in a white trash bag located on Chestnut Street, Franklin.

After the suspected meth lab was collected and broken down, a receipt for the purchase of precursors was located amongst the materials in the bag in which documentation allegedly connected Amanda Yingling – who lives on Chestnut Street, according to the complaint.

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