A 27-year-old Philadelphia man was arrested over the weekend and charged with operating an illegal portable methamphetamine lab in a Center City hotel that forced an early-morning evacuation of more 300 guests.
Mathew Phillip Sinson, of the 300 block of North 12th Street, was charged with manufacturing and possessing $70,840 worth of illegal drugs at the Hampton Inn with the intent to distribute. He had rented a third-floor room in the hotel, at 13th and Race Streets.
Police arrested him at his home after reviewing footage from the hotel video surveillance cameras. A second suspect had not yet been found.