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Woman arrested in store parking lot, charged with dealing drugs

Multiple agencies collaborated on a drug bust Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot of Walmart in Butler Township.

Butler County Drug Task Force made the arrest and filed the charges against Nora A. Barker, 60, of Eau Claire, including felony counts of drug sales and criminal use of a phone, as well as misdemeanor drug possession.

According to the task force’s Chief Det. Timothy Fennell, Butler Township police and special agents with the Department of Veterans Affair Office of Inspector General assisted in the operation.

Barker was arraigned Wednesday night by District Judge Joseph Nash, then placed in Butler County Prison on $100,000 bond.

According to charging documents, police set up a controlled buy earlier in the morning and arranged to meet the suspect at the Butler Township Walmart.

Barker is expected to appear Thursday for a preliminary hearing before District Judge Kevin O’Donnell.

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