The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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September 28, 2011

Three arrested in Orwell drug bust

ORWELL — Three people were arrested Sunday afternoon after a methamphetamine lab was reported at 483 E. Main St., in Orwell Village, said Orwell Police Chief Chad Fernandez.

Karl Eric Brugman Jr., 31, 7020 Howard St.,  Williamsfield Township, was arrested on charges of burglary, manufacturing methamphetamines, possession of chemicals to manufacture methamphetamine, obstructing official business, resisting arrest, drug abuse and possession of drug paraphernalia;

David Bogart, 37, Painesville Township, was also charged with burglary, possession of chemicals to manufacture methamphetamine, drug abuse, possession of drug abuse instruments and theft; and

Alisa Pentek, 40, 7289 Old Route 322, Williamsfield Township, was arrested on charges of burglary, possession of chemicals to manufacture methamphetamines, obstructing official business, resisting arrest, drug abuse, possession of drug paraphernalia and theft.

“A person who lives at the address came home and found three people at his residence in the process of operating a meth lab,” Fernandez said.

The Andover, Jefferson and Roaming Shores Police Departments arrived at the scene and conducted a lengthy field investigation which led to the arrest of the trio.

“I really want to thank Andover, Jefferson and Roaming Shores for their assistance; all the officers did an outstanding job,” he said.

Chemical Pack Services Inc., Vermilion, also responded to the scene to provide the clean-up of the lab.

“To have a burglary is one thing, but to have a burglary involving a meth lab pushed it to a dangerous level and created more danger for the officers involved,” Fernandez said.

No one was injured during the investigation and subsequent arrests and no children were at the scene.

 Brugman and Pentek are no strangers to the Ashtabula County Court system.

Brugman has more than 20 criminal court dockets since 2000. His arraignment took place Tuesday morning, where he was found indigent and will have a court appointed attorney. His bond was set at $75,000, 10 percent cash surety, and will remain in jail in lieu of bond. He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Oct. 4.

Pentek has more than a dozen criminal court dockets since 1997. She was arraigned on Monday, was found indigent and will also have a court appointed attorney. Her bond was set at $40,000 with a 10 percent cash surety and will remain in jail in lieu of bond. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 3.

Brugman and Pentek were transported to the Ashtabula County Jail and Bogert was charged and released.

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