According to state police at Towanda, Wesley Blake Welborn, also known as “Bama,” 26, and Sarah Maryott, 21, both of 198 Canton Ave., Monroeton, were arrested and charged with possession and distribution of heroin following a bust by the state police narcotics unit at the Athens Township Wal-Mart May 29.

Maryott was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia along with assorted items of stolen property from the Wal-Mart, including swim suits in her bra area.

Welborn was arraigned before District Judge Fred Wheaton and sent to the Bradford County Jail.

Following a search of the couple’s vehicle, numerous items of drug paraphernalia, syringes and black tar heroin were recovered.

Additional charges for narcotics violations and retail theft will be filed at a later date.