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Four charged with making meth

State police arrested four people and had six children checked for exposure to chemicals after discovering a methamphetamine lab in Rockcastle County on Sunday, according to a news release.

Police went to a home on McHargue Branch Road about 7:15 p.m. Sunday to investigate a report of a fight.

When police arrived, they could smell a strong chemical odor from outside and found the meth lab inside, according to the release.

Police found six children in the house and had them checked at the Rockcastle County Hospital. Toxic substances are used in making meth.

All six children were released, state police said. Social workers were called to assist.

Police charged four people with making meth, wanton endangerment and endangering children. They were Roger W. Vaughn, 50, of McKee; and Merrill K. Brown, 36, Amy L. Vaughn, 31, and Carrie D. Benge, 31, all of Mount Vernon.

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