An 18-year-old woman who was in the truck when Joshua Jearl Blake reached around her and fatally shot Washington State Patrol Trooper Tony Radulescu on Feb. 23 has been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.
Megan Mollet already faced a charge of rendering criminal assistance for allegedly lying to police about her knowledge of the shooting during the massive manhunt for Blake in the wake of the trooper’s slaying.
In court documents filed on Friday, investigators say that a search of Mollet’s home yielded items common in the manufacturing of methamphetatime.
Further, a cellmate of Mollet’s at Kitsap County Jail told detectives that Mollet told her Blake killed the officer because she and he had just “popped a batch,” which means, court documents allege, that they had just made a batch of meth.
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Mollet was one of six people charged with rendering criminal assistance to Blake as he attempted to flee police.
She and two others had court appearances on Friday. Daniel Lee Carter, 37, is accused of getting a car and a ride for Blake from one Port Orchard home to another, and his ex-girlfriend, Jessi Leigh Foster, 32, is alleged to have made numerous calls trying to arrange a ride out of the area altogether.
All three pleaded not guilty during their arraignments in Kitsap County Superior Court.
Blake, a 28-year-old convicted felon with a history of drug abuse, killed himself as police surrounded his rural Port Orchard hiding place hours after Radulescu was killed.