Crime

Meth labs are found in Laurel County home where 7-year-old was present

A social services visit and a strong chemical smell led police to four meth labs in a Laurel County home where a 7-year-old child was present.

State police on Wednesday arrested Teresa A. Clontz, 39, of London on charges of wanton endangerment, manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine ingredients.

The child was taken to Saint Joseph Hospital in London to be checked out. The child was not hurt and was later released to a family member, according to a news release from state police.

The release said Trooper Lloyd Cochran responded to the home on Seeley Road in London at the request of an employee from the Laurel County Department of Social Services.

When Cochran arrived, he smelled a chemical odor coming from the home. He located Clontz, the child and the meth labs inside, the release said.

The labs were found about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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