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Two Children Found At Home Of Meth Lab Bust

Clay County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a tip Sunday night of some suspicious activity at a home in the Burning Springs community of Clay County.

The tip came from an off-duty officer on his way home from church.

"After arriving at the scene, they found an active meth lab, finished methamphetamine product, and an h-c-o generator," said Sheriff Kevin Johnson.

Johnson says the off-duty officer suspected it was a meth lab because all the windows in the house were open and fans were being used to ventilate the house.

"They are so focused on manufacturing methamphetamine, that things of that nature, for example windows open in February, that they have no, their focus is on manufacturing the methamphetamine," said Johnson.

26-year-old Kermit Hunter and 33-year-old Crystal Sizemore were arrested at the home.

Sheriff Johnson says one of the more shocking details is the size of the home, and the fact that the meth lab was being set up in such close quarters with children inside.

"There were two children in the residence, a 4-year-old and a 7-year-old. They were taken to Manchester Memorial Hospital for precautionary measures," said Johnson.

The children were turned over to social services.


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