A mother and son from Minersville are in Schuylkill County Prison after police busted their “large scale” meth ring this week.
According to information provided by Minersville Police Dept., Cory Dennis Hopkins and Holly Belle Hopkins, of 340 Carbon St., were arrested on Tuesday night around 8:30.
Minersville Mother and Son Busted Operating Large Scale Meth Ring
Patrolman Jeffrey Bowers says in an affidavit that he and other local law enforcement officials conducted a search of the Hopkins’ residence on Tuesday and found Cory Hopkins to be in possession of about 5.6 grams of meth. The meth was both in bulk and packaged for resale. It has a street value of about $17,000.
Bowers also found suboxone films, digital scales, drug packing materials, 5 cell phones, bank statements and other drug paraphernalia.
Hopkins also had $12,582 in cash on him at the time of his arrest.
His mother, Holly Belle, also had bags of meth stashed in her bedroom along with drug packing materials and some weed.
The Hopkinses shared a residence with a Cynamon Merook. All 3 were arrested and hauled off to Minersville’s police headquarters.
Back at the station, Merook provided police a written statement that says Holly Belle introduced her son to several high-level meth dealers in the area. Those dealers would supply her son with the meth to sell from their Minersville home.
Merook described their meth business as a “large scale trafficking ring” in her statement.
Both members of the Hopkins clan were arraigned before District Judge David Plachko. According to court records, Cory Hopkins was supposed to be due in court on Nov. 18 to face a felony trespass charge in Girardville in October.
The Hopkinses are now in Schuylkill County Prison on $50,000 bail each.
Minersville PD got help on this bust and investigation from Ashland PD and the Schuylkill County Sheriff’s Office.
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