Three charged after detectives find suspected meth lab in Mentor garage

Three people were arrested Tuesday after Mentor police detectives discovered a suspected meth lab in a garage.

Duane Pascale, 35, of Mentor; Crytstal Ann Zsaludko, 26, of Cleveland; and Allyson C. Fagel, 38, of Mentor are all charged with illegal manufacture of drugs.

Detectives monitored the Murray Avenue house after receiving a tip that the three might be making meth, Mentor Sgt. Richard Slovenkay said.

Two children lived in the house but were not at home when detectives arrested the trio. Detectives notified Lake County Job and Family Services and the children are now living with relatives, Slovenkay said.

Detectives arrested the trio just after 2 p.m. after seeing Pascale and Zsaludko loading materials used to make meth into a car, Slovenkay said.

Zsaludko and Fagel were arrested at the house after Pascale left in the car.

An officer stopped Pascale's car on Mentor Avenue, but he drove away when the officer approached his car. The officer did not give chase, Slovenkay said.

Pascale crashed into a fence near Dogwood Lane. A K-9 officer was used to track him to nearby woods where he was arrested without incident.

Pascale is also charged with drug possession, drug paraphernalia possession, possessing criminal tools, carrying concealed weapons, a hit-skip violation, reckless operation, driving without a license and failure to control, court records show.

Fagel is also charged with drug paraphernalia possession.

A Mentor Municipal Court judge on Wednesday set bond at $180,000 for Pascale and $125,000 for Zsaludko and Fagel, court records show.

The three are scheduled to appear at preliminary hearings April 28.

Published by the Cleveland Plains Dealer.

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