Man Accused of Cooking Meth in Dying Mother’s Home

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The Morgan County Drug Task Force has arrested three people in connection to an active meth lab.

Shorty after 8:30 p.m. Thursday, the drug task force began investigating a trailer on First Road after multiple calls came in reporting drug activity.

Task force agents say there were multiple active one pot meth labs inside the trailer. After entering the home, agent say they found a man trying to destroy evidence by burning items and flushing them down the toilet. He was arrested and charged with tampering with evidence. Agents also took two other people into custody. Blaine Childers, Brandon French and Melissa Chaney are all charged with unlawful manufacturing and  possession of a controlled substance.

according to Morgan County Sheriff  Anna Franklin,  the trailer belongs to the mother of Childers. She is living at the home, but was unaware of what was going on. She has terminal pancreatic cancer and is receiving daily chemotherapy treatments. She will have to find somewhere else to stay while the home is decontaminated.

Sheriff Franklin says an older family dog is suffering from exposure to the chemicals used to make the meth. The animal will be taken to a vet to be cared for.