GREENVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Two people have been charged with operating a small methamphetamine lab in a home across the street from their western Pennsylvania township’s police station.
Online court records don’t list attorneys for 29-year-old Shane Patterson and 20-year-old Ashley Dillen, whose home was raided last Thursday by state attorney general’s agents and police in Hempfield Township, Mercer County.READ MORE: Westmoreland County Man Charged With Locking Woman In Storage Unit Will Stand Trial
Patrolman Daniel McCloskey tells The (Sharon) Herald the couple was using a “shake-and-bake” lab, a small, portable setup that enables someone to mix the powerful stimulant without cooking it on a stove or other heat source.
Police say they searched the house after getting an unspecified tip.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Police Investigating After 11-Month-Old Girl's Death Caused By Fentanyl
The couple face a preliminary hearing March 13 on conspiracy, drug manufacturing and other charges.
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