Sources say the drug task agents searched a home located at 237 Carey Road, Perry Township, Mercer County, Pa., around 7:00 a.m. this morning, and five people were arrested.
According to sources, police found four active labs, two marijuana plants, equipment to make amphetamine, a High Point .45-caliber handgun, and paraphernalia used to ingest, store, and package methamphetamine at the site.
Additionally, the young son of one of the defendants was in the home at the time of the raid.
According to documents, 30-year-old Sarah A Hetrick of 59 Thompson Road, Perry Township; 35-year-old Callie T. Bothun of 10 S. Second St., Greenville; 35-year-old Donald D, Sturgin of 237 Carey Road, Perry Township; 32-year-old Jesse A. Sullivan of 1911 Bachop Road, Sheakleyville; and 34-year-old Aaron W. Allmon of Orwell, Ohio, were arraigned by District Judge Brian Arthur of Greenville, Pa.
The suspects were each charged with operating a meth lab; manufacture of meth and pot with intent to deliver; manufacture of meth when a child was present; possession of meth, two pot plants, and drug paraphernalia; conspiracy to manufacture and possess meth; causing a catastrophe; reckless endangerment; and endangering the welfare of a child.
Additionally, Sturgin was charged with aggravated assault for his actions against members of the entry team during the raid.
Also, Bothun and Allmon were charged with prohibited possession of a firearm; they have previous convictions that prohibit them from possessing a gun.
Bail was set at $550,000 for Sturgin, and $500,000 each for the other four suspects.
All suspects were taken to Mercer County Jail in lieu of bond.
A preliminary hearing is set for 1:00 p.m. on July 30, 2012, before District Judge Lorinda M. Hinch of Mercer, Pa.
Source: The Sharon Herald
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