Police raid Struthers meth house for second time

The same house on Moore Street was just raided in December for the same reason

Christopher Thompson and Mandy Hale were arrested at a house on Moore Street.

STRUTHERS, Ohio (WKBN) – For the second time in three months, Struthers police and the Mahoning County Drug Task Force raided a house where two people were found cooking methamphetamine.

Police arrested Mandy Hale and Christopher Thompson at a house on Moore Street. Both are sitting in the Mahoning County Jail on several charges, including possessing chemicals for the manufacture of drugs.

“We received information that she was back to being involved with the manufacturing of methamphetamine,” said Sgt. Larry McLaughlin, Mahoning County Drug Task Force.

Hale was arrested in December for the same thing. She just pleaded in that case last week.

“Smaller user amounts is what they’ve been making, but definitely enough that it’s dangerous for the area,” McLaughlin said.

Two children were inside the house at the time back in December.

Neighbors in the area are not too happy with the situation, saying it is embarrassing and degrading to the neighborhood. They say they want Hale to go away for good, and so do the police.

“I’m quite sure when she goes to get sentenced that this is going to affect the outcome of the sentence of the charge that she just pled to as of last week,” McLaughlin said.

Struthers police say no children were in the house this time.

Both suspects appeared in court on Monday morning, and they are being held in the Mahoning County Jail. Bond was set at $125,000 each.


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