Four meth labs with three children present were uncovered Thursday
Police raided a home with four working meth labs and three children inside Thursday evening. Probation officers asked for help from officers after learning there was possible drug activity inside the home on Hayward Street.
"No one would answer the door, but we could smell something in the residence in the street," said Circleville Police Chief Harold Gray, Jr.
Officers forced their way inside and made the discovery. The immediately evacuated the home and called in haz-mat crews.
The children in the home, ranging in age from 3 to 10 years old, had to be decontaminated along with two adults. Gray says Clyde Lane, 40, and Kristy Anacker, 36, will be charged with possession and manufacturing methamphetamines and child endangering. More charges are possible.
Neighbors say the area has seen a lot of drug activity. They're happy to see police cleaning things up.
"Police are down here constantly and it's about time they do something about it," said Sherry Shaw. She's lived in the area for eight years.
"I've never lived on a street where you see the police go up and down so many times during the day."
She can't believe someone would operate a meth lab with children in the house.
"That house could have blown up at any time. It's just a shame," she said.
Gray says Circleville is like any other community. He admits there's a drug problem, but says they're using all the resources they have to fight it.
"We're going to stay on top of it. We're going to continue to fight it and use all of the resources available," he said.
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