FRANKLIN TWP — Five people were arrested and a cache of drugs and currency seized along with two guns during a Thursday night raid by county narcotics officers at a mobile home in the township, authorities said.
Ten officers with the Butler County Drug Task Force and two troopers executed a search warrant about 9:10 p.m. at the trailer at the Village Park mobile home park on Birchwood Drive.
A flash-bang diversion device was used during the operation.
Arrested were Brittney R. Barilaro, 28, of Butler; Annmarie Bedner, 48, who lives at the home; Orlando J. Everett, 32 of Pittsburgh; Solomon Shackelford, 24, of Coraopolis, Allegheny County; and Darnell A. Williams, 24, of Pittsburgh.
All five defendants were arraigned on felony charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and conspiracy and misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
They are being held in the Butler County Prison on $100,000 bail each.
County Detective Tim Fennell, who heads the task force, described Everett, Shackelford and Williams as drug dealers.
“(Bedner) was enabling the dealers with the location,” he said, “and (Barilaro) was assisting in delivering (the drugs). She was ‘the wheels.’”
Fennell said he was pleased with the outcome.
“It takes a nuisance and danger out of a neighborhood,” he said. “That’s what we want.”