Crime

Centre Hall man sentenced to 6-16 years in prison in meth lab, weapons case

A Centre Hall man will serve time in state prison on drug and weapons charges.

Senior Judge J. Michael Williamson sentenced Duane Custred, 46, to 6-16 years of incarceration on Tuesday. Custred pleaded guilty to operating a meth lab, a firearms charge, possession with intent to deliver and making terroristic threats before Williamson in January.

Custred was arrested by state police in July after he threatened family members with a gun, according to court documents. Custred was not allowed to have a firearm because of a prior conviction, according to court documents.

Troopers discovered an operational meth lab and materials used to make the drug in a shed on the property, police said. Custred used the lab to make the drug for his own personal use and not to sell, Custred’s public defender, Patrick Klena, said after the January guilty plea.

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