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3 arrested in York County meth bust

York County drug agents arrested three people and issued warrants for one other Wednesday afternoon after finding “components” used in manufacturing a meth lab in McConnells home while a child was in the house, authorities say.

Amanda Holmes, 31, Benji Leon Solesbee, 36 and Michelle Nicole Phillips, 30, are all in jail, accused with possessing methamphetamine, said Lt. Mike Ligon with the county’s multijurisdictional drug enforcement unit.

After completing an investigation, deputies went to the home at 257 Naturewood Road, off Chester Highway, at about 12 p.m. and arrested Holmes, Solesbee and Phillips. A fourth man, Jonathan Patrick, fled on a four-wheeler, Ligon said.

Once Patrick is found, he’ll be charged with failure to stop for a blue light, reckless driving, exposing a minor to a meth lab, possession of marijuana and manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of meth with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, he said.

Agents found drug paraphernalia and other components used to make meth inside the house, Ligon said. An active lab wasn’t found in the house.

Holmes, Patrick’s girlfriend and mother of the 2-year-old child, is charged with possession of marijuana, possession of hydrocodone, unlawful neglect of a child, possession of meth and possession of meth. Phillips and Solesbee also face several drug-related charges.

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