A Manchester police officer was headed home Thursday night, but when he drove by a trailer on Ky. 421, he knew something was terribly wrong.
“He detected a strong odor, what he thought to be meth,” said Manchester Police Chief Jeff Culver.
Police say the odor was so strong, it could be smelled from the road, nearly 100 yards away. But the real shocker came when officers broke open the door and found two kids and their 36-year-old mother inside.
Police say Bertha Rogers was making meth, right in front of her kids.
“That's a sight. I can't believe she would do something like that to her own children,’ said John Abner, Rogers’ ex-husband.
“No, it didn’t surprise me,” he said. Abner lives across the street from Rogers and says it’s common to see a lot of traffic coming and going from the trailer. Police suspect Rogers was both using and dealing in meth.
Police say they think Rogers had subjected her kids to the meth fumes for several years.
Abner says Rogers children were from a marriage before his.