FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Two Franklin County couples are accused of putting children in danger, after deputies find a meth lab inside their home.
Deputies responded to the Phil Campbell home after a tip about suspicious activity.
Six young kids, ranging from one to seven years old, were inside the home on Williams Road in Phil Campbell when Franklin County deputies busted the working one pot meth lab.
“It’s no telling how long it’s been going on and the kids had to smell this and they could have had a, thankfully they didn`t, but they could have had an adverse effect,” said Franklin County Sheriff, Shannon Oliver.
According to Oliver, these meth labs can be very volatile. When deputies arrived at the scene, a strong chemical odor filled the air. The sheriff says, the working lab was just feet from where the children played.
“It was in the crawl space of the house, and it was located directly under the baby`s bed,” said Oliver.
The sheriff says the four adults who live at the home allowed deputies to search the house.
Now Steven Wilson and his wife Meagan Wilson along with another couple, Adam and Angela Dummar face trafficking and manufacturing of meth charges.
“It’s just kinda a proven fact, this stuff, when they get on it and in their system, they just don`t have any regard for safety or even their own children,” said Oliver.
For now, all six children has been placed with family members.
According to the sheriff, three of the people arrested in this case were out of jail on bond for similar drug charges.