3 Arrested At Shamrock

On 12/23/17 at 0725 hours Mt. Carmel Police responded to a motel room in the 1300 block of North Cherry Street for a welfare check. Upon the officer’s arrival, they were allowed inside by the occupant Hannah E. Rutledge, age 18 of Mt. Carmel. As the officers conducted the welfare check they found several subjects in the room including a 16 year old juvenile. Officers located a loaded handgun lying in the bathroom floor as well as Methamphetamine packaged for distribution and Cannabis packaged for distribution. The drugs were located on 24 year old Olney resident Christian M. Baca. Following an investigation on the handgun it was learned that Baca had brought the handgun to the room and had went to the bathroom to drop the firearm when police arrived. Baca was placed under arrest for Manufacture/Delivery ofMethamphetamine, Manufacture/Delivery of Cannabis and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by Felon. Also arrested was Hannah Rutledge and the 16 year old juvenile for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond for Baca was set at $4000 cash and Rutledge is being held on a $150 cash bond. The 16 year old was removed this location and placed with family.