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Case against West Penn Twp. man charged with exposing baby to drugs heading to Schuylkill County Court

ORWIGSBURG — One of the three defendants charged with exposing a 9-month-old boy to methamphetamine noticed his case superior to Schuylkill County Court after he waived his proper to a preliminary listening to.

Anthony Cannon, 19, and his grandmother Lisa Ann Searfoss, 60, each of West Penn Twp., appeared Friday earlier than Magisterial District Judge Andrew J. Serina.

They have been charged by township police, who stated that Searfoss’ toddler grandson suffered seizures after being uncovered to meth of their house on April 7, 2023.

Cannon, who’s free on bail, noticed a felony aggravated assault cost dismissed, whereas two misdemeanor fees of reckless endangerment and easy assault have been waived for courtroom.

The defendant may have to reply to the costs in county courtroom, the place he can plead responsible or enter a not responsible plea and request a trial.

Cannon was represented by lawyer Christine A. Holman, Tamaqua.

Meanwhile, the decide ordered Searfoss to serve 12 months of probation after she pleaded responsible to a misdemeanor cost of furnishing authorities with info with out information.

She additionally confronted two felony counts every of endangering the welfare of a kid and a misdemeanor rely of false swearing; these fees have been dismissed.

Searfoss was represented by Public Defender Christopher M. Riedlinger. First Assistant District Attorney Michael J. Stine represented the prosecution.

Police charged the defendants, alongside with the baby’s mom, Kristy Edmonds, 39, of Hazleton, after they investigated the incident at Searfoss’ house at 110 Chain Circle.

Searfoss advised police that her daughter and Cannon have been within the basement, getting excessive within the youngster’s neighborhood. She stated they have been touching the meth whereas dealing with the baby, which resulted in him getting sick, in accordance to police.

The baby was taken to a St. Luke’s hospital, which ready a report indicating that he had suffered seizures from publicity to methamphetamine, police stated.

Lisa and Marvin Searfoss had custody of the kid on the time, in accordance to police.

Edmonds faces felony fees of aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a kid, and misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment and easy assault. Court information present she has not been taken into custody.

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