December 18, 2014

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Woman gets probation in drug case

ELYRIA — An Elyria woman was sentenced Monday to three years of probation for her involvement in a lab that cooked the hallucinogen dimethyltryptamine, better known as DMT.

Maura McFadian, 22, pleaded guilty in November to charges stemming from a March 2013 Lorain County Drug Task Force investigation that located the lab in an Elyria apartment, where a then-7-month-old baby lived.

McFadian’s child was found just 10 feet from the lab in the apartment’s utility room, law enforcement said at the time.

The drug is made by combining the bark of an exotic tree with household chemicals. Police said last year that DMT is similar to a cross between PCP and LSD.

Two other people also charged in the raid, Anderson Rush and Benjamin Harvitt, are awaiting trial.