Local man sentenced in methamphetamine lab bust
A local man charged with operating a methamphetamine lab out of a Johnsonburg home was sentenced Monday in Elk County Court to serve 5 to 10 years in state prison. Justin Edward Greene, 26, of Johnsonburg, accepted a plea agreement and in turn pled guilty to a charge of possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance. Greene was sentenced by Judge Richard Masson to no less than five years' and no more than 10 years' incarceration at the State Diagnostic and Classification Center in Pittsburgh, which Masson explained is the mandatory minimum allowed under state sentencing guidelines. In addition, Greene was ordered to pay a $50,000 statutorily mandated fine. According to the affidavit of probable cause, on June 18, 2012, Johnsonburg Police were dispatched to 137 Terra Cotta Ave. in Johnsonburg after being alerted by a resident of the building who claimed to have discovered suspicious items in a third-floor apartment at that location.