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WINCHESTER –  A fire that damaged a Winchester woman’s mobile home also resulted in her arrest on methamphetamine-related charges.B9317536595Z_1_20150529173220_000_GBUAUC009_1-0

Amy L. Herrera, 39, was arrested Wednesday, and was charged Thursday by Randolph County Prosecutor David Daly’s office with dealing in meth, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of precursors.

The investigation leading to her arrest began on the night of May 21, when a fire broke out in her mobile home at 78 S. Amanda Drive.

Authorities that night found a meth lab in the a bedroom in the trailer. An Indiana State Police meth suppression team was called to the scene to remove potentially hazardous materials.

Herrera — who told officers she was at work in Portland when the fire was reported — said she was been aware another person had been “cooking” meth in her mobile home, according to a Winchester Police Department report.

Witnesses reported suspicious activity at the mobile home, including an incident when someone fired gunshots at the trailer.

Authorities said they later found materials commonly used in meth production in her car.

An initial hearing in Randolph Circuit Court is set for Monday morning. Herrera was being held Friday in the Randolph County jail under a $8,000 bond.

Court records reflect no prior charges or convictions for Herrera.

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