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Man Arrested in Shickshinny Meth Lab Bust

Police tell us 32-year-old Dante DiAgostino was cooking something at a home in Shickshinny on this Thanksgiving Day, but it certainly wasn't turkey.

Shickshinny, Luzerne County-- One man is in custody after police busted an active methamphetamine lab.

Police tell us 32-year-old Dante DiAgostino was cooking something at a home in Shickshinny on this Thanksgiving Day, but it certainly wasn't turkey.

Now, he faces a long list of charges.

Shickshinny police-- as well as state troopers-- surrounded the home along North Susquehanna Avenue Thursday morning.

They say they found the makings of an active meth manufacturing lab inside the building.

Gary Moore, of Shickshinny, said, "I never thought it would happen down here. I know one person that lives there, and she's real nice."

DiAgostino, of Berwick, and Trisha Snyder were initially taken into custody. Snyder was later released.

The home in question sits directly across the street from where a vacant, flood-damaged house was torched early last week.

Moore continued, "Well, the firebug is a scarier thing. Now there's a meth lab going on? What else is going to happen in this town?"

The meth manufacturing setup will now be broken down and taken to a state police crime lab for further analysis.

Not everyone we spoke with was surprised by word of a drug bust in their neighborhood.

But they say they're glad police are dealing with those involved-- and trying to clean up the community.

DiAgostino remains in police custody, where he will be arraigned on drug-related charges.

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