PALM HARBOR – Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two suspects Oct. 23 for manufacturing and trafficking in methamphetamine.
Deputies went to the Palm Harbor home on Peterborough Court just after noon Tuesday to arrest Shiloh Sladon, 36, and and Pamela Therrien, 42, for the operation of a meth-lab discovered in April. While making the arrest, deputies found that the pair was operating what appeared appeared to be another meth-lab.
They were charged with one count each of trafficking and manufacture of a controlled substance. Bond was set at $50,000.
On April 9, 2012, deputies responded to a domestic violence call at the home. According to deputies, Sladon, was throwing chemicals at Therrien, his live-in girlfriend Pamela Therrien. He also was physically violent towards her. While at the scene, deputies discovered chemicals at the location and suspected a meth-lab operation. Sladon was arrested at that time for domestic violence by strangulation.
A sample of the chemicals were sent to the lab for testing; and were recently returned positive for methamphetamine.
When deputies arrived at the home Oct. 23, deputies asked Sladon if there was another lab in the home. Sladon told deputies there was an active lab in a backroom of the home. Deputies secured the residence, and in an abundance of caution, evacuated the two residences on either side, as well as the one across the street.
Narcotics detectives were summoned to the scene to conduct their investigation.
Deputies initially responded to the home along with Code Enforcement to placard the home due to neighbor complaints and concerns over potential health and safety violations.