A Conewago Township woman sold drugs out of her trailer while raising a 5-year-old girl, police allege.
When officers went to her home in the Meadow Run Mobile Home Park on Jan. 3 to arrest her, Tina M. Shenberger shoved a bag full of pills down the front of her pants and tried to walk away, according to charging documents.
After being told she was being arrested for allegedly dealing drugs, she told officers, "Well, you might as well get the pills out of my pants then," according to charging documents.
Shenberger, 45, of 5145 Susquehanna Trail North, Lot 108, remains in York County Prison on $40,000 bail, charged with endangering the welfare of a child, two counts of oxycodone possession with intent to deliver, one count of marijuana possession with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a small amount of pot.
According to charging documents, Shenberger is the guardian of a 5-year-old girl she's raising.
On Dec. 27, the girl's father went to Northern York County Regional Police after a two-day visit with his daughter and witnessing Shenberger crushing and snorting prescription drugs, documents allege.
Stream of visitors: The man told police 25 to 30 people visited Shenberger's trailer each day to buy pills, including morphine and Percocet, police allege.
Investigators asked the man to do an controlled "buy," which he did on Dec. 28, using cash from investigators, according to police.
The man did a second buy at Shenberger's trailer on Jan. 3, according to police.
Police already had a warrant for Shenberger's arrest, and went to her trailer after the second buy, documents state.
"Tina was inside in plain view, dancing," according to charging documents.
Pills in pants: After police announced their presence, she "immediately turned, shoved her hand in the front of her pants and started walking down the hall," documents state.
She stopped when police ordered her to do so, and they arrested her, police said.
It was when she was told of her arrest warrant that Shenberger made the statement to police that they "might as well" get the bag of pills that was hidden in her pants, documents allege.
Second arrest: Also arrested that day was Shenberger's neighbor, Helen Sprenkel, 52, of Lot 106 in the same mobile home park. She is charged with drug possession with intent to deliver.
Police allege Sprenkel was selling prescription drugs to Shenberger, who was reselling them at a markup.
After Shenberger's arrest, custody of the 5-year-old girl was given to her father, according to charging documents.
Items seized from Shenberger's trailer include three baggies of oxycodone pills, numerous pill bottles, two pot pipes, a crack pipe, six guns and a pill grinder, police allege.
It's unclear whether Shenberger has retained an attorney.
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