JUNCTION CITY, Ky. (WKYT) - Police found a meth lab in the home of an 81-year-old woman and arrested her grandson who they say was cooking the drug.
A home health worker, worried about the condition of the elderly woman, called adult protective services to do a welfare check. When they arrived Thursday afternoon they brought police with them.
"One they were inside law enforcement personnel noticed what was a meth lab," said Junction City Police Chief Merl Baldwin.
Baldwin says the woman's grandson, Jeremy Crowe, was responsible for that lab. Neighbors who know Crowe say at first they had no idea why police were at his home.
"I was in shock, didn't know what was going on," said Jessica Hogue. "I thought it was a car wreck."
Crowe was decontaminated at the scene and taken to jail. His grandmother was taken to the hospital to be checked out.
Police say they found two different labs inside the home.
"It was in the process of cooking at the time," Baldwin said. "They are what we call one step labs, ingredients inside of a soda bottle."
Police dismantled the two meth labs and took them as evidence. The home was declared contaminated and uninhabitable. The woman who lived there is now staying at a relative's home.
Crowe is charged with making and possessing meth. He's also charged with five counts of wanton endangerment because police say he exposed his grandmother and police officers to dangerous conditions.