By Steve Pope | September 7, 2018
Mckees Rocks police along with state drug agents found a large stash of drugs and firearms, some within easy reach of children, and made one arrest during a raid on Thursday.
Police arrested 29-year-old Shannon Farrell, of Mckees Rocks, and charged her with six counts of endangering the welfare of children, conspiracy, two counts of possession with intent to deliver and several firearms offenses.
Police are also searching for Raymon Gee, the son of Mckees Rocks Councilwoman Leslie Jackson-Gee, who left the residence moments before police arrived.
The criminal complaint filed in the case said police were forced to break into the residence because no one came to the door after police knocked several times.
Inside the master bedroom police located Farrell and a small child who was sleeping in a crib. Also found were two large bags of ecstasy, two pistols, an AR-15 assault rifle and a bottle of amphetamine pills.
During questioning at the Mckees Rocks police station, “Farrell acknowledged that the controlled substances were in definite reach of young children,” the complaint said.
While Farrell told police that Gee sold most of the drugs, she admitted to selling some at his request. Among the $1600 found at the residence were marked bills police used to buy drugs from the couple, the complaint said.
Police also determined that the assault rifle didn’t belong to Farrell because she did not know how to load or fire it. Farrell admitted to purchasing the rifle, but told police she did not go through the required background check before buying it. She also said she knew that Gee was prohibited from owning or possessing firearms.
Large amounts of marijuana packed in gallon bags, digital scales and a surveillance system were found in other parts of the residence.
Farrell’s six children were turned over to Leslie Gee, the complaint said, and Ferrell was taken to the Allegheny County Jail.
Police placed a telephone call to Raymon Gee and requested he speak with police. He refused and uttered several explitives.
Farrell faces a Sept. 18 preliminary hearing.
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