Man, Woman Charged After Meth Lab Found at Residence
Sally Jane Tucker, 47, and Timothy James Howard, 56, both of Parker, were arraigned on the following charges on August 1 at Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey C. Miller’s office:
- Operating a Methamphetamine Lab, Felony 1
- Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
- Possessing Phenylpropanolamine, etc., or a Precursor Substance with Intent to Unlawfully Manufacture, Felony
- Int. Possession Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered, Misdemeanor
- Use/Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor
A criminal complaint filed at Judge Miller’s office indicates that Clarion-based State Police Trooper Allison was providing security for Clarion County Probation on May 5 around 4:10 p.m. while they conducted a probation search at the Tucker/Howard residence.
During the probation search at 696 Perryville Road, officers found a small vial of suspected methamphetamine in a purse that was located in the bedroom of the residence. A pill grinder with white residue, multiple cut-off straws, multiple caps from syringes, and a glass smoking pipe were also located in the bedroom.
According to the criminal complaint, probation officers also found a suspected one pot methamphetamine lab inside a cabinet in a shed on the property. In addition, they found glass pipes with suspected residue, a bottle of drain cleaner, and a suspected one pot methamphetamine lab in a wood burner. A gas generator suspected for use in the manufacturing of methamphetamine was also located during the search.
Based on these findings, a search warrant was issued for the residence and property.
Around 7:40 p.m., the Pennsylvania State Police Clandestine Lab Recovery Team executed the search warrant and seized multiple items related to the manufacturing of methamphetamine, two guns, and a smoking pipe containing marijuana residue.
Police noted in the complaint that the items found at the residence were consistent with the clandestine manufacturing of methamphetamine using the “One-Pot” Nazi method.
Both Tucker and Howard face preliminary hearings on August 13 at 1:15 p.m. before Judge Miller.
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