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April 08. 2014 11:21PM
By John DiMaria

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WILKES-BARRE — A woman charged by Wilkes-Barre police with endangering children while manufacturing methamphetamine in a Carlisle Street residence pleaded guilty Monday in Luzerne County Court.


Amanda Andes, 24, pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a child and possession with intent to manufacture a controlled substance before Judge David W. Lupas.


Prosecutors withdrew charges of reckless endangerment and possession of a controlled substance.


According to the criminal complaint, city police said they found a 2-year-old boy wearing a urine-soaked diaper crying inside the Carlisle Street residence on Oct. 16. An infant was found in a bed where Andes and Stephen Trush, 28, were sleeping.


Police said Andes and Trush were under the influence of a controlled substance and had trouble waking up to speak with officers, the complaint says.


Police said two handguns and items used to manufacture methamphetamine were found in the basement of the residence, which was condemned by the city code enforcement office. A large amount of methamphetamine was observed throughout the residence in tissue paper, according to the complaint.


Trush is facing charges of possession with intent to manufacture a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of children in county court.


Andes is scheduled to be sentenced June 9.




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