LATEST: 6-year-old girl living in home where alleged meth lab found

3 charged; child taken from Sunset Drive home

By Lindsey Erdody Published:

A pink and purple “Dora the Explorer” blanket hung in an open window at a house on Sunset Drive late Tuesday afternoon as cold rain fell to the ground.

Other windows and the front door of the red brick house were also open, apparently to air out the fumes of methamphetamine.

In the home, where a 6-year-old girl was living, deputies with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office – after executing a search warrant – discovered three people were cooking methamphetamine in the basement.

Three social workers took the girl into protective custody, and Deborah Tandy, James Sams and James Lunsford were taken to jail.

“The ultimate thing is the child is safe,” Sheriff Pat Melton said. “We got her out of harms way.”

Tandy, 49, is charged with possession of methamphetamine, possessing drug paraphernalia, first-degree wanton endangerment, manufacturing methamphetamine and controlled substance endangerment to a child.

Lunsford, 31, is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and controlled substance endangerment to a child.

Sams, 37, was charged with controlled substance endangerment to a child, manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine. He is also a registered sex offender for third-degree rape of a 14-year-old.

As sheriff’s deputies were en route to execute the search warrant at 184 Sunset Drive, the trio and the girl left the house in a vehicle.

Deputies pulled them over on U.S. 460 near Westover Road and found methamphetamine and other controlled substances in the vehicle. The adults were then arrested.

Two black pit bulls barked ferociously in the backyard of the home as officials secured the scene, occasionally coughing from the fumes as they exited the house.

Traffic was blocked to one lane at times, with deputy and police vehicles, a fire truck and a Kentucky State Police vehicle and trailer occupying road space.

At about 6 p.m., as the rain turned to snow, three state police officials slipped into white hazard suits and light blue gloves, strapped masks to their faces and entered the home to clean up the lab.

Melton said the suspects were making the drug in a cornered off part of the basement with a toaster oven and microwave.

Deputies discovered a quantity of methamphetamine, cash, a rifle and pistol inside the east Frankfort home.

Methamphetamine was also found in Tandy’s purse.

Lunsford is being held on a $50,000 bond, Tandy on $70,200 bond and Sams on $60,000 bond.

Melton said the investigation is ongoing, and more charges are possible.

The sheriff’s office received a tip last month from its text message tip line about the active meth lab.

“The community is tired of it. The community is tired of the drug dealers,” Melton said. “We’re getting a ton of information to help our investigations.”

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  • Addendum to 1120, who stated, "Any second semester organic chemistry student could figure out how to synthesize methamphetamine from pseudoephedrine". Really? Shucks son, it don't take no second semester organic chemistry major college boy to figure that one out! We got relative idiot white trash right her in Mayberry that dropped out of the 8th grade doing that in 2 liter pop bottles using common household chemicals found under most kitchen sinks! Tell us something that we don't know. BTW, ever watch Breaking Bad? You ought to...maybe you could learn something about this topic.

  • 1120, sorry 'bout that, L5 is my personal shorthand for LD50, which in itself is shorthand for "lethal dosage for 50% of the population", that unintentionally crept into my longhand. You are absolutely right about that and I am sorry. ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... I am not a chemist...never said I was. But wouldn't you, as a chemist, agree with my basic premise that the LD50 for nicotine in mice (3mg/kg) is much higher than that of meth (57mg/kg), and therefore nicotine has a higher toxicity in comparison to many other illicit alkaloids, such as cocaine? BTW, have you seen many people OD on capsaicin lately? Me neither, but really, there aren't many OD's on meth either, for what it is worth. .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... As for your comment and conclusion about my ""master chemist" friend who claims that he could synthesize methamphetamine from nicotine"...and that "either you're lying or your friend has no knowledge of organic chemistry", I offer a third possibility...that maybe he knows a lot more about organic chemistry than you do. But really that is a moot point that misses the original intent of my point entirely. My point was NOT whether he or anyone else had bothered to try to synthesize meth from any other compound in that same drug family shared with nicotine and pseudoephedrine, but that there was no reason to do it since smoking gets the nicotine into the blood in 15 seconds using the drug delivery systems that are legal and currently being used by millions. Drug delivery speed into the blood stream is often strongly associated with the addictive traits of drug like nicotine, in conjunction with a complex mix of genetics, early family experiences, environmental factors and societal influences. ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... True enough, generally speaking, "just because two compounds have similar structures it does NOT necessarily mean that they have similar physiological properties". The emphasis should have been on the operative word "necessarily", but in THIS specific case, nicotine (C10 H14 N2) and methamphetamine (C10 H14 N) are both two powerful and highly addictive stimulants that DO share many of these same physiological properties AND are in the same drug family. Thalidomide (C13 H10 N2 O4) was designed to be a sedative, tranquilizer, and antiemetic for morning sickness, and obviously does not share the same physiological properties...I never said that it did. ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... But any first year biologist will tell you that LD50 only tells a minor part of the story when it comes to the mortality of using either of these two drugs exactly as intended. The fact is that the garbage can meth (of very questionable quality) that these people are making in a 2 liter pop bottle pales by comparison to the really, really dangerous drug that they probably had packs of in their shirt pockets and that police completely and purposefully overlooked. Smoking tobacco products harms nearly every organ of the body at a cellular level. Using tobacco exactly as it is intended causes many diseases and reduces the health of smokers in general, including the following cancers: acute myeloid leukemia, bladder cancer, cancer of the cervix, cancer of the esophagus, kidney cancer, cancer of the larynx (voice box), lung cancer, cancer of the oral cavity (mouth), pancreatic cancer, cancer of the pharynx (throat), stomach cancer, emphysema, coronary heart disease (the leading cause of death in the United States), stroke, peripheral vascular disease, chronic airway obstruction by damaging the airways and alveoli (i.e., small air sacs) of the lungs. Smoking has many adverse reproductive and early childhood effects, including increased risk for infertility, preterm delivery, stillbirth, low birth weight, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Smoking is associated with the following adverse health effects: postmenopausal women who smoke have lower bone density than women who never smoked, and women who smoke have an increased risk for hip fracture than women who never smoked. ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... The negative health effects and mortality of ANY illegal substance PALES by comparison to tobacco consumption, including methamphetamine. Plus the fact that 99.9999% of the citizens of our great nation will never ever even see methamphetamine in their lifetimes, much less try some. The relative threat of meth to society is minuscule compared to nearly everything else that may or may not be bad for us, and to spend so much or our law enforcement resources on trying to stamp it out when it is a problem that will never be resolved at the expense of ignoring real and pressing threats, is certifiably insane. ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... I never said that meth was oat bran, and I cannot imagine why anyone would want to feel like that ever waking minute of every day, but I am not clinically depressed or emotionally damaged. Why are we spending all of this money to try to eradicate something that we will never do and effects a super small percentage of our population, when we have very real health issues that dwarf them by comparison? ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Americans are "speed" freaks by nature, as most of us start out our day tweeking by consuming powerful and addictive stimulants as soon as we awaken, and we don't stop there with all of the energy drinks that we consume (a false term, as stimulants do NOT create energy...they borrow it from the future). Then we throw in the average American consumption of 22.2 tsp. of sugar daily, or about 355 calories. Boys ages 14 to 18 years old consumed 34.4 tsp. a day, or 549 calories, the most of any other group. The lowest consumption group was children of both genders between the ages of 1 and 3 years at 12.2 tsp. of sugar a day. Yeah, Americans are tweekers, alright, but we spend much of our resources investigating and incarcerating an extremely small segment of our society who need medical help, not jail. ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... The fact is that by 2030, 50% of Americans will be obese. Right now, annual medical costs of obesity are as high as $147 Billion. On average, obese people have medical costs that are $1429 more than medical costs of normal weight people. The Sheriff's Office is not setting a very good example in this instance, and is actually very hypocritical about its obsession with busting people who use some drugs that may be unhealthy for them, while many of its members obviously cannot control their own obsessive use of sugar (refined white powder), fat and cholesterol (steroid). Amazing! ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Fact is, gagging on a gnat and swallowing the camel is pretty unhealthy to our society too. And it costs so danged much of our precious tax dollars and gives us so little in return. Maybe we should rethink this through some more...

  • I want to know what this "L5" toxicity that 1713 keeps talking about is. I'm a chemist who has done some work in pharmaceutical synthesis, and have never encountered the term "L5" toxicity. I'm very familiar with the "LD50" which is the lethal dosage for 50% of the population. Incidentally, the LD50 for nicotine is 3mg/kg in mice and 50mg/kg in rats. The LD50 for methamphetamine is 55mg/kg in rats and 57mg/kg in mice. For what it's worth, capsaicin, the substance that makes peppers hot, has an LD50 of 47 mg/kg. ________________________________________________________________________________ As for your so-called "master chemist" friend who claims that he could synthesize methamphetamine from nicotine than from pseudoephedrine, either you're lying or your friend has no knowledge of organic chemistry. Any second semester organic chemistry student could figure out how to synthesize methamphetamine from pseudoephedrine, but I can't find any record in the literature that anyone has ever done this from nicotine(and, yes, I checked). __________________________________________________________________________________________ By the way, just because two compounds have similar structures it does NOT necessarily mean that they have similar physiological properties. Look up thalidomide, which has very different physiological properties based on a much more subtle change in structure than the difference between pseudoephedrine and methamphetamine.

  • How come some posts now show the name or number of who posted and others don't? Some only show date/time.

  • This will be my last comment on this subject. 1713 can you find just ONE INCIDENT of a cigarette exploding & killing several people or just one person nearby. Can you name one incident where a special tactical force has to come in & clean cigarette smokestains out of the house because it still poses great dangers long after its use. You do know that some states even has laws against selling a house that tests positive for meth. I dont care what the chemical make up meth compared to cigarettes are, they are different - bottom line. LOL, I guess in your mind water & peroxide are the same since WATER is H20 as in two hydrogen atoms & one oxygen. Peroxide is H2O2, just one wee little oxygen atom more but you wouldn't no more want to drink a cup full of peroxide than a cigarette smoker wants to smoke meth. Actually the peroxide will kill you outright & meth will take some time, a long time. I get the chemical makeup & understand the similarities of certain things but in the end they are all totally different in how they react with humans. Now you simply cannot compare the harm & damage that meth to cigarettes causes until meth is somehow legalized & has just as many users as tobacco has. Have at it with dumb comments, I've more than stated my views & backed them up with with facts. Cigarettes are bad, very bad but in no way whatsoever compared to meth.

  • WOW!!! 1713 has really gone off the deep end. Probably afraid his dealer will be taken out of action and he will have to find a new one. Also, I doubt VERY seriously, that you are a SCIENTIST. MOST people on here, and elsewhere, think Pat Melton is doing a GREAT job.

  • bodeen, I wouldn't know you if you spit in my face, and the only things that I recite about you here are those things which you readily admitted on this web site. As a scientist, I caution you against making the common mistake of thinking that your LEGAL drugs of choice are classified chemically as less toxic than methamphetamine, as they destroy the body on a cellular level (cancer, heart disease, emphysema, etc.). As I said below, their L5 toxicity to human beings is off the chart in comparison to ANY illicit drug by magnitudes of 100 or more. So, do not be confused about the inverse relationship that occurs in our legal system that condemns drugs that are relatively non-toxic as "hard drugs" and simply regulates the true killers like hootch and tobacco (which kills over a half a million every year in the US alone). Remember that the way the DEA views these drugs as to their "hardness" is based on very little science and more about mythology and urban lore...but they are cops, not medical scientists or researchers. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ True enough, the spent 2 liter bottles that these poor souls are trying desperately to find some temporary relief from their clinical depression in contain some pretty noxious chemicals, and should be disposed of carefully. They probably would qualify as a small hazardous waste generator...and that is exactly what they should be charged with, not some trumped up drug charge about them being automatic drug dealers. One is the truth and one is a lie, and we shouldn't really have government's representatives lying in open court. PLus, we all have stuff in our garages and under our sinks that would qualify us as small quantity hazardous waste generators. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ What cases like this one show is that all of these tweakers fit a certain profile as they are all white, about the same age, about the same educationally challenged, and seriously emotionally disturbed going into their meth making. The meth is just an attempt to self-medicate, and if it were not illegal, the worst aspect would be eliminated...that of actually making it and disposing of the waste. Once again, the Drug War "cures" are much worse than the disease. They also show that this is a problem that cannot be resolved. It will continue on in perpetuity as long as the drug laws remain as they are, and those that have a vested interest in seeing that the drug laws remain at their current draconian levels or worse will see to it that it does. These would be the private prison corporations, the police and their unions and others. There is NO WAY to prevent these desperate people from easily obtaining everything necessary to make this stuff just about anytime, anywhere.

  • LOL @1713. Once again you assume to know me & try to turn things around to make smoking a LEGAL product worse than making or using meth. I will be the first to say cigarette smoking is dangerous & everybody that knows me knows that I never smoke in my house & was stepping outside of restaurants long before there was a smoking ban. I also went outside of bowling alleys & any other place that children was around & to this day when I am in other cities or counties that doesn't have smoking bans, I still respect the none smokers. My only beef with some of them is they interject themselves into smokers areas and then complain. Needless to say that I have been told many times that I didn't have to go outside to smoke but I chose to do it. .............As I said on many occasions, I have nothing at all against any person using marijuana in their homes even though I am not a user & think that our government wastes precious money on fighting & incarcerating good people when they (not all) break as many laws in catching them. Make no mistake about it, when it comes to other dangerous drugs then a line is crossed between a person privacy & their neighbors right to safety. HAD THIS BEEN DONE WAY OUT IN THE COUNTY & AWAY FROM OTHERS, ESPECIALLY CHILDREN, THEN I WOULDN'T HAVE GAVE A HOOT! This goes to show everybody that only the innocent are paying the price for others actions. All these new pill laws & regulations only cause the innocent inconveniences & just like the heavily restricted pseudoephedrine, people are still going to get their fix. Maybe one day the man will get serious & realize that this isn't working & instead of creating more problems, understand the best way to fight it.

  • I am just saying that in one of the earliest 'Breaking Bad' episodes, the key player who is a chemistry professor sets up a real meth lab, and like on CSI, it appears to be based on what an actual mobile laboratory would be like (according to a friend who is a Master Chemist at the State's Central Lab). Apparently, the writers for the series did their homework. ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... It was nothing like the garbage that these poor mental cases are making (NOT cooking) in 2 liter soda bottles. Whenever you have solvents in an enclosed area, there is a danger of explosions. I never said that it wasn't dangerous, stupid, etc., to mix these chemicals and have several reactions occurring at the same time in a pop bottle, as obviously it is. However, it is also dangerous, stupid, etc. for adults to be smoking around their children in closed conditions, and we just blow that off like the body of science doesn't exist. Two hypocrisies don't make a right. ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ And Steve_FRy, I do not feel the need to alter my reality with bongs or psychoactive substances, nor am I the one who feels the need to regularly pickle my brain with an industrial solvent purchased at Red Dot Liquors in order to alter my state of consciousness. I am not the one who has been addicted to anything ever in my life, and certainly not a known Group A carcinogen. Certainly, you can spek to that much better than I. But one does not have to be a drug addict to see the damge that this drug war is causing. I don't have a personal dog in this fight, but as a taxpayer I have a personal stake in seeing that my tax dollars are not wasted on somebody's misguided vendetta. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Smiley, you really don't know the science, although comparing cigarettes to meth IS like comparing a sea breeze to a tornado, with the meth being the sea breeze. There really is no comparison to the carnage and physical damage between the two. A quick review of the facts reveal: According to the CDC, an estimated 45.3 million people, or 19.3% of all adults (aged 18 years or older), in the United States smoke cigarettes. Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, accounting for approximately 443,000 deaths, or 1 of every 5 deaths, in the United States each year. Fifty percent of the adults in America are current regular drinkers, 39% of the kids ages 12-17 have had at least one drink in their lifetimes and 63% of full time college students reportedly used alcohol in the past month. According to the CDC, there are approximately 79,000 deaths attributable to excessive alcohol use each year in the United States. This makes excessive alcohol use the 3rd leading lifestyle-related cause of death for the nation. In the single year 2005, there were more than 1.6 million hospitalizations and more than 4 million emergency room visits for alcohol-related conditions. As can be seen, the carnage of these two legal and socially acceptable drugs is astounding. ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... The vast majority of pop bottle "meth labs" are extremely small time with vagrants trying to whip up some for their personal use. Most of these police actions are to protect these dregs from themselves...an exceedingly difficult and expensive thing to do. Methamphetamine is also a drug. Nicotine is a drug. Pseudoephedrine is too. They are in the same drug family, and in fact, are fraternal twins, chemically speaking. Look it up. The chemical formula for Nicotine is: C10 H14 N2. The chemical formula for Methamphetamine is: C10 H15 N. The chemical formula for pseudoephedrine is: C10 H15 NO ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... You don't have to be a scientist to see the chemical similarities. Some are legal, some are demonized, but what really is the difference when you remove the hype? Not much. I had a master chemist tell me that he could make meth out of nicotine extracted from two cigars easier than with pseudoephedrine, but why do it when smoking gets the nicotine into the blood in 15 seconds.

  • Meth lab fumes can kill. The explosions often associated with meth labs could easily damage the (most probably) rental property and kill the child within. I have no problem if meth heads blow themselves up, but the danger to the child and neighbors, not to mention the property damage for clean up of the residence (lysol wipes won't make this house habitable)will fall on those not associated with the drug trade. And having worked in probation, meth heads are dangerous themselves. The chemicals they inhale slowly eat through their bodies, including their brains. The most volitile people we had were meth users. Comparing cigarettes to meth is like comparing a sea breeze to a tornado.

  • That's like saying..... It is known that people can fly, scale walls, and move objects with just their brain. Their brain was clear and stronger because they were free to smoke scientific pot (sorry couldn't resist tying his pot pushing in here). I saw it on Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and have backup proof from also watching Star Wars!

  • Thank you, 4893. 1713, shut off the boob toob, put down the bong and join the real world. 1713, I'm fully aware the chemicals you describe are in SOME people's households, MOST times separated by a NUMBER of plastic or metal barriers, or perhaps a distance of some feet. When those chemicals are brought together by unskilled hands, it's dangerous. Dangerous to their health, dangerous to MY wallet with their likely unpaid medical bills, and dangerous to MY family. In my (and seemingly, a lot of our) opinions, busting even a small meth lab is a good thing.

  • 1713...Your going to quote and use TV shows as your proof and baseline for facts? Lol! C'mon man!?

  • 570, really? Really?!?

  • bodeen, I don't think that I forgot that there was a child in the house, and I certainly do not condone exposing a child to anything toxic, although that certainly includes cigarette smoke, of which "Tobacco smoke is a toxic and carcinogenic mixture of more than 5,000 chemicals. The present article provides a list of 98 hazardous smoke components, based on an extensive literature search for known smoke components and their human health inhalation risks. In addition, environmental tobacco smoke also significantly increases the risk to develop these and other diseases." The hazrds of meth don't even come close to tobacco smoke, as it doesn't cause ANY of these diseases. Most of the household chemicals used in pop bottle meth are hazardous all by themselves and in many households are stored dangerously close to one another under that kitchen sink. You can tell us a lot more about wontonly exposing children to tobacco smoke, can't you? Isn't it hypocritical to lash out and demonize this matter when you have done things that are just as bad if not more than? I think so. If the truth were known, we should have to decontaminate all of the houses that you and yours smoked in too, huh? ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Frankfortian, I never said that it is "no big deal", you did, although I do think that is is grossly overblown considering that we allow children to be exposed to deadly cigarette smoke while they are in their moms and then in their homes and cars. Most meth heads smoke cigarettes and consume caffeine and expose their children to these drugs, but we just the other way despite volumes of evidence regarding the harm. If you are going to paraphrase me, please do not use quotes. ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Yeah, how's your and the police's plan about "steadily rid ourselves of the low level dealers (users) it will lead to fewer drugs being available; in turn that will help reduce the amount of crime in Frankfort and Franklin County" working out over the last 40 years? The overwhelming evidence indicates that the Drug War has been a colossal Trillion Dollar failure. Why I "seem oblivious" to your pseudo-facts is because they have no basis in fact. BTW, most of these arrests aren't "dealers", the charge gets bumped-up by the police to that even though nobody can predict criminal behaviour like Tom Cruise could in Minority Report, but that was science fiction. You see, I really don't that we should fabricate things when we charge people with criminal offenses...I am just old fashioned like that. The police shouldn't be able to lie. ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Steve_Fry, "Do YOU keep red phosphorus around? Freon? Lithium? Well, yes I do and so do you probably. You obviously have never watched Breaking Bad or you would know what a REAL meth lab looks like? Red Phosphorus is on every box of wooden matches ever made. I have tolulene and acetone (common solvents) in my garage, lithium in a variety of batteries, like in YOUR phone, hydrochloric acid has many industrial uses, sodium hydroxide (lye) is used in all sorts of domestic cleaning and laundry products, with the most common use of lye is in the soap making, anhydrous ammonia is in counter top spray cleaners and should not be stored next to bleach, although it probably is at your house, huh? Your hypocrisy undercuts the very foundation of your case in chief arguments...as usual, as attested by your prior admissions of public cigarette smoking and regular use of an industrial solvent to alter your state of consciousness. Their L5 toxicity to human beings is off the chart in comparison to ANY illicit drug by magnitudes of 100 or more. The social acceptability of a drug (at this point in time) should not be confused with severity of the health impacts. You are guilty of that as charged.

  • I agree 4893

  • And now 1713 will come back with.... What do you want them to do, cut off a finger? Lol! 1713 is a typical blow hard, throw out dumb comments just to get everyone riled up! But hey, he is saving and changing the world one SJ post at a time! What a joke!

  • 1713 - I doubt that was their own home. It's likely rental property. Do you want someone making meth in your rental home? How about right next to you? Those houses on Sunset are pretty close together and I'm sure the neighbors are happy the Sheriff's office shut that operation down.

  • 1713 sez: BTW, a "meth lab" is defined as a 2 liter pop bottle filled with some household chemicals. ...................................................................... Sorry, but a "meth lab" is DEFINED as a system used to make meth. It COULD be as small as a 2-liter bottle with some chemicals, many of which are NOT household. (Do YOU keep red phosphorus around? Freon? Lithium?) Funny, this wasn't "out in the sticks" like you crow about either. It was IN THE CITY LIMITS. Good job, Melton.

  • 1713- Since you seem to think a small meth operation is "no big deal" why don't you volunteer the use of your basement to these junkies to make their product? I, along with many other Frankfort residents, are TIRED of the drugs creeping into our neighborhoods, businesses and schools. If you don't stop them when they are low level you have a much bigger problem on down the road. I'd rather see my tax dollars going to operations like this one, where the welfare of a minor was in jeopardy, rather than having cops sitting in parking lots (with their cars running) watching for would be burglars. Police are not able to prevent all crime, but to expect them to turn a blind eye to some things simply because it isn't a huge bust is ridiculous. If we can steadily rid ourselves of the low level dealers it will lead to fewer drugs being available; in turn that will help reduce the amount of crime in Frankfort and Franklin County. Why you seem oblivious to this fact is something I can't comprehend.

  • oOPS. ACCIDINTLY HIT THE SEND BUTTON. As I started to say, You forgot one minor detail & that is a child was exposed to others ignorance & this childs life was put in danger in several different ways. 1713 I am all for what a person does behind their doors as long as it harms no one but themselves but the child doesn't have a say & depends on responsible loving parents as their only means of safety. I would hope that Meltons deputies had a legit reason to pull over the car & not just because they left a suspected drug house or this case will go the way of most others that get off super easy. Meth is dangerous & cleanup runs into the 10's of thousands. Yes we will pay for it!

  • 1713 you forgot one MINOR

  • BTW, a "meth lab" is defined as a 2 liter pop bottle filled with some household chemicals.

  • The Sheriff Office's obsession continues, with the investigation and arrest of the lowest-level druggies making and using "some" drugs in their own homes. How much is this one going to cost us? Meanwhile, we have businesses being robbed by real criminals. The police's prime directive is to protect the citizens and their property, not to protect ignorant rednecks behaving badly from themselves.