Meth Lab Seized From Somerset Home

by Josh Overholser on July 16, 2014 at 4:47 am

A methamphetamine lab was seized from a Somerset home where a 10-month-old child was living.

The Perry County Sheriff’s Office received information on Tuesday that meth was being produced in front of the child at a home located at 305 West Sheridan Drive.  Narcotics detectives with the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force and Perry County Child Services responded to the residence to find an active meth lab hidden behind a furnace. The 10-month-old child was found lying in his crib in an adjacent bedroom. 

The meth lab was seized from the home, and officers arrested the tenant, identified as the child’s mother, on felony child endangering.   The mother’s name is not yet being released until formal charges can be filed.  Authorities say additional suspects have been identified and that the investigation into their involvement is ongoing.  The child did not have any visible injuries and is currently in the custody of Perry County Children Services.