Police found a pregnant woman amid noxious fumes at a methamphetamine lab in Wayne County on Monday evening, according to a news release from Operation UNITE.
Shelley Parrigin, 30, of Monticello was taken to the Wayne County Hospital for treatment and then transferred to a hospital in Lexington, according to the release.
Dan Smoot, law enforcement director for UNITE, said Parrigin went into labor during the investigation of the lab.
Police arrested three people after authorities went to an apartment to check on one of them and found a one-step meth lab, along with materials needed to make the drug and one gram of freshly made meth, according to the news release.
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Homemade labs that people use to produce meth emit harmful fumes and can explode.
Lenny Lunsford, 38; Angela D. Wallace, 39; and Joseph "Wally" Wallace, 35, all of Monticello, were charged with manufacturing meth, the news release said.
Parrigin was not charged Monday.
However, officers will present the case to a grand jury, and charges against Parrigin and additional charges against the three people arrested Monday are expected, according to the release.