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NEW CASTLE, Pennsylvania – Three people were behind bars Tuesday night accused of manufacturing methamphetamine in Lawrence County.

Thirty-seven-year-olds Wendy Carey and Scott Shoaff, and 31-year-old Nicholas Stewart remained jailed Wednesday after their arrests by police in New Castle. That’s about 45 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.

Lawrence County District Attorney Joshua Lamancusa said police and federal agents found evidence of a meth lab along with byproduct and the actual drug inside an Atlantic Avenue house and a duplex on Balph Avenue Tuesday.

According to Lamancusa, a total of three suspects were charged with eight to 10 felonies each, ranging from possession of meth ingredients to manufacturing the drug. He said two of the suspects were in the house on Balph and the other suspect was at the house on Atlantic.

Two of the suspects are also charged with endangering children he said because three children were inside the home on Balph with them. The suspects’ names were unavailable Tuesday night.

“There were several children that were found in the residence where we believe methamphetamine was being produced. Those children were taken by CYS to Jameson Memorial Hospital to make sure that they were healthy and they were not suffering any of the side effects from exposure to methamphetamine,” Lamancusa said.

Lamancusa said the meth was made using a one pot method in which the amount of ingredients used produces almost the same amount of meth. They believe it has been going on for two to three months.

“We know that the actors have a connection,” Lamancusa said.

Now investigators are looking for additional suspects.



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