Five Faribault residents face drug, child endangerment charges 07 Mar 12

Five Faribault residents have been charged and four children placed in protective custody after a police raid last week at a south Faribault home uncovered methamphetamine and controlled pills.


Two children, about 2 and 4 years old, were in the house when law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant on March 2. Three other elementary-aged children that live at the home were already at school.


The criminal complaint alleges that the southern wall of the house was filled with “bags and bags” of trash, and the building likely hadn’t been cleaned in weeks.


Amanda Hering, 25, and Richard Harp, 31, face the most serious charges including third degree narcotics possession. Harp is also the owner of the home; he could face up to 30 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both.


Angela Erickson, 28, Casey Cates, 31, and Mathew Murphy, 28, each face charges of methamphetamine possession, storing drug equipment in a house with children and possessing drugs with intent to sell in the presence of children.