Police confirm three involved in operational meth lab in Hoboken
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HOBOKEN — Hoboken Police Sgt. Sam Williams confirmed that three parties were arrested on Monday in the Hoboken Housing Authority projects for their allegedly involvement in a methamphetamine lab.

The three parties arrested were Jessica Springman, Cynthia Rivera, and Leonardo Pons.

Springman, Rivera, and Pons werecharged with multiple drug charges related to manufacture, distribution, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

According to the NJ.com, police responded to a call regarding an alleged family dispute around 6:34 a.m. on Monday near Marshall Drive and Fifth Street. Police found the apartment quiet, and knocked and waited while Springman supposedly tried to find a key, the article said.

According to NJ.com, police found $1,073 cash in a garbage can in the bathroom as well as an assortment of glass pipes with burned residue, a homemade bong made out of a plastic bottle, and a hose inside the bedroom.

Pons and Springman allegedly said they had been subleasing a room from Rivera who was the sole lessee, which is against the public housing regulations. The HHA units are federally funded low-income housing.

Springman allegedly had three open warrants and was taken to Hoboken University Medical Center. Rivera also allegedly had open warrants.

According to NJ .com, detectives searched the apartment with a warrant and allegedly found equipment and ingredients associated with cooking up methamphetamine scattered in the kitchen, bathroom, and bedrooms, Detectives also said they found dozens of prescription medication including a variety of pills, as well as plastic bags with white powder and crystal rock, and papers that listed price lists and instructions on how to make GHB and methamphetamine, the article said.
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