Police: Man Cooked Meth In Hotel Room

Gina Gasper | Web Producer
Posted: 9:12 am EDT April 10, 2011
Updated: 9:45 am EDT April 11, 2011

LOWER NAZARETH TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Colonial Regional Police arrested a man after he admitted to cooking methamphetamine in a hotel room in Lower Nazareth Township.

It happened at the Hampton Inn on the Easton Nazareth Highway just before 11:00p.m. Saturday.

Police said fire officials were dispatched to the hotel for a report of a fire alarm going off in room 222.

When officials arrived, they said room was filled with smoke and had a strong chemical smell.

They found one of the occupants of the room, Todd Laudenbach, 37, of Wind Gap, who told them he and another person were cooking meth and the operation had gone wrong.

When police arrived, they found materials for cooking methamphetamine along with a working meth lab inside the hotel room. They also found a small amount of meth in Laudenbach’s pocket.

Laudenbach and another person, Denene Noel, 38, of Saylorsburg were taken into custody and arraigned on several drug charges.

Both were taken to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $200,000 bail. EmailPrint

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