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Monongahela drug bust nabs 5

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Saturday, April 12, 2014, 12:01 a.m.
 

Five people accused of selling drugs were arrested during a “mini warrant sweep” in Monongahela.

Monongahela police, along with members of the Washington County District Attorney's Drug Task Force, began serving warrants Thursday afternoon in the city's Park Avenue area.

Police Chief Brian Tempest said the suspects are accused of selling heroin and cocaine to undercover officers or confidential informants.

Arrested were:

• Nathan Cameron, 23, of 707 Route 481, Carroll Township.

• Anthony Schindler, 53, of 413 Main St., New Eagle.

• David Jennion, 50, of Chess Street, Monongahela.

• Jennion's wife, Bethann, 45, also of Chess Street.

• Their daughter, Star Jennion, 21, also of Chess Street.

Cameron was charged with two felony counts of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and two misdemeanor counts each of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is accused of selling heroin to a confidential informant April 13, 2013, in the 300 block of Park Avenue.

He was arrested 2:30 p.m. at a residence on Park Avenue, Tempest said.

Cameron was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Mark Wilson in Monongahela and sent to the Washington County Correctional Facility when he was unable to post $25,000 straight cash bond.

Schindler was charged with three felony counts of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, three misdemeanor counts each of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He is accused of selling heroin to confidential informants March 10 on the 400 and 500 blocks of Main Street in New Eagle, police said.

He was arraigned via video by Magisterial District Judge James Ellis of McMurray and sent to the Washington County jail after he was not able to post $25,000 straight cash bond.

The three Jennions are all accused of selling drugs from their Chess Street residence. They were arrested about 6 p.m. at a residence on Park Avenue, Tempest said.

David and Bethann Jennion are each charged with a felony count of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance for alleged incidents Feb. 18.

David Jennion is also charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia for selling heroin to confidential informants.

Bethann Jennion faces an additional charge of driving under suspension. She is accused of selling cocaine, police said.

Star Jennion is charged with one felony count of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, and misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

She was charged March 12 for selling heroin, police said.

The Jennions were arraigned via video by Ellis and sent to the Washington County jail. Ellis set bail for David and Star Jennion at $25,000 straight cash each, and $10,000 straight cash for Bethann Jennion.

All five people face preliminary hearings May 8 before Wilson.

Tempest praised Washington County District Attorney Gene Vittone and the task force for assisting in the ongoing battle against drugs.

“Heroin is an epidemic everywhere,” Tempest said. “We're really appreciate the drug task force and our district attorney for the help they give us.”

Tempest also credited city residents who reported suspicious activity in the Chess Street area, where the Jennions were allegedly selling drugs.

“It was all classic drug activity – people stopping in front of the house at all hours, beeping their horns,” Tempest said of the purported drug activity. “We want the residents to keep those phone calls coming.”

 

 
 


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