A husband and wife are in court after investigators say a meth. lab was operating out of their house. Today, Gary and Tiffani Palmer had their preliminary hearings.
Investigators told the judge the Palmer's two adult sons were making and distributing meth. from their home on North Main Street in Elgin Borough. Their teenage daughter also living in that residence. The defense arguing neither parent gave their sons permission to operate the meth. lab, nor did they take part in cooking or selling the drug.
Robert Barbato, Gary Palmer's Attorney, says, "There were seven charges that my client was facing. Two of them ended up being dismissed. The two that were dismissed were possession with intent to deliver and possession of controlled substance."
Michael Harmon, Tiffani Palmer's Attorney, says, "The Commonwealth could not produce any proof that my client actively agreed to the cooking of any methamphetamine or the distribution of it."
Several charges were held for court, including endangering the welfare of children and risking catastrophe. When questioned by police, one of the sons told authorities Gary Palmer told him to stop cooking and warned him he would get caught. Both parents maintain their innocence.
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