Four more drug making charges filed against Coal Twp. man
SHAMOKIN - In addition to 13 felonies related to a basement meth lab and a bench warrant for $32,734.43 in back child support, a Coal Township man faces four additional felonies for allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine in a wooded area near the city.
On Friday, Shamokin police charged Thomas Michael Reddinger, 31, of 1012 W. Spruce St., Coal Township, with manufacturing methamphetamine; possessing precursors and chemicals related to manufacturing methamphetamine; possessing methamphetamine with the intent to sell, and operating a methamphetamine lab and illegal dumping of methamphetamine waste.
According to police, a witness showed police July 29 a location in a wooded area just south of South Market Street where methamphetamine was allegedly manufactured by Reddinger.
At the site was a campfire with lithium batteries, coffee filters and waste and paraphernalia related to manufacturing methamphetamine. A hut was situated nearby.
Police also found a plastic soda bottle containing methamphetamine residue at this site.
On Aug. 4, Reddinger admitted in an interview with police he used three outdoor locations to manufacture methamphetamine, including the site near South Market Street.
Reddinger is incarcerated in Northumberland County Prison.