FARMINGTON — The homeowner of the Farmington house where two women were killed in January was arrested in Virginia on Sunday on numerous narcotic charges, after a traffic stop.
The Virginia State Police charged Dean V. Smoronk, 55, of 979 Meaderboro Road in Farmington, with one count of possession of steroids with intent to sell, one count of possession of a Schedule III controlled drug with intent to sell, four counts of possession of controlled substances — all felonies — and possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of obstruction of justice, both misdemeanors.
Smoronk owns the home where investigators believe Jenna Pellegrini, 32 of Dover, and Christine Sullivan, 45, of Farmington and Smoronk’s girlfriend, were killed by homicide on Jan. 27. Timothy Verrill, 35, of Dover, has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder for their deaths. He is currently incarcerated and awaiting grand jury indictments.
The Virginia charges are among two of Smoronk’s recent run-ins with law enforcement. Farmington Chief Jay Drury said Smoronk turned himself in on June 2 for a Class A misdemeanor of criminal mischief. According to a complaint filed in the Rochester Circuit Court, on May 31, a little after 8 p.m., Smoronk struck the windshield of a white 1998 Chevy van owned by a Rochester man with a baseball bat, which occurred at Smoronk’s Meaderboro residence. He was released on $2,500 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on July 5.
The Virginia arrests stemmed from a traffic stop on June 11. Smoronk and two…
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