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2 Burnham residents face drug charges

BURNHAM — Two Burnham residents face numerous drug charges following burglaries at Monro Muffler and Brake, according to police.

Ruthie S. Flanigan, 43, and Malik J. Shabazz, 30, await a preliminary hearing 9 a.m. Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Reed.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, police investigated burglaries at Monro Muffler on June 17 and July 6. The assistant manager of the store told police that cash was taken from the cash register, as well as a Snap-On diagnostic tool and Pennsylvania inspection stickers.

On July 29, police responded to a reported domestic dispute in which Travis Beward caused destruction to a home belonging to Ashley Rittenhouse, and choked Rittenhouse.

As a result, police obtained a search warrant on the residence after being told by Rittenhouse that another individual gave Beward inspection stickers to sell. Nothing was found in the residence according to the affidavit.

As part of the investigation, police spoke with Davey Haines, who is married to Sean Haines, a former assistant manager at Monro Muffler.

Davey Haines told police she did not know anything about the diagnostic tool, but gave police the address to Sean Haines’ father’s house because they work on cars together at the Burnham residence.

On Aug. 9, police obtained a search warrant for Sean Haines’ father’s residence. As a result, police found multiple bottles of assorted pills and a large amount of cash in Shabazz and Flanigan’s room.

According to police, the following items were found: $3,992, two sets of digital scales with marijuana residue, 300 marijuana seeds, marijuana, a glass pipe with burnt marijuana residue inside and numerous pills including Oxycodone Hydrochloride, Morphine Sulfate Extended-Release, Dexmethylphenidate Hydrochloride Extended-Release, Adderall, Dextroamp Amphetamin and Methylphenadate.

Police also found five firearms in the bedroom. Shabazz was confirmed by a criminal history report that he could not possess any type of firearm.

Shabazz was charged with 11 felony counts of manufacture with intent to deliver, six misdemeanor counts of manufacture with intent to deliver and a second-degree felony of possession of firearm prohibited.

Flanigan was charged with 11 felony counts of manufacture with intent to deliver, three misdemeanor counts of manufacture with intent to deliver, one misdemeanor count of intent possession of a controlled substance by person not registered, one misdemeanor count possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use and one misdemeanor count for use and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Shabazz was also charged with a second-degree felony of possession of firearm prohibited.

Flanigan and Shabazz were arraigned Saturday. Flanigan is being held at the Mifflin County Correctional Facility, unable to post $250,000 bail.

Shabazz is being held at the Mifflin County Correctional Facility, unable to post $300,000 bail.

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