Judge Revokes Alleged Meth Maker's Bail

After allegedly failing a drug test and skipping other drug tests, District Judge John Capobianco raised Jaclyn Ditaranto's bail to $25,000 with a 10 percent option.

revoked an alleged meth maker's bail after she allegedly failed a drug test and skipped other drug tests, according to a report in The Express-Times.

Jaclyn Ditaranto, 21, of the 100 block of W. North St., Nazareth, was returned to Northampton County Prison after failing to post 10 percent of $25,000 bail, according to court records.

Ditaranto tested positive for amphetamines for the one screening she attended, according to the Express-Times report. Defense attorney Dwight Danser said his client takes Adderall, an amphetamine-based medication, which could explain the positive result.

Ditaranto after police found 40 packets of Sudafed, a cooking device, a plastic bladder and clear plastic bags -- items commonly used to make methamphetamine -- in an upstairs bedroom.

Multiple needles and a spoon coated with a white residue were also found in the bedroom, court documents said.

Ditaranto was charged with one count each of manufacturing a controlled substance and recklessly endangering another person, and nine counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

She was released from Northampton County Prison -- under the condition she would submit to weekly drug and alcohol screenings -- in January after posting 10 percent of $5,000 cash bail.

A new preliminary hearing has not yet been scheduled, according to court records.


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