WAKE COUNTY (WTVD) --Three small children were found inside a Wake County home Thursday that was used as a meth lab, according to authorities. Five people are now charged.
Following a weeks-long undercover investigation, Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison told ABC11 that two boys and a girl, between the ages of 4 and 6-years-old, were found in the 6200 block of Silver Springs Ct. near Fuquay-Varina.
Michael Curtis Jones, 29, Jessica Jenny Nunez-Jones, 29, Charles Scott Jones, 33, Chelsea Lynn Nye, 28, and Jason Neil Wall, 33, are all charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine, amongst other charges.
Nunez-Jones and Jones are also charged with child abuse.
"Anytime you are dealing with a meth lab, you've got explosives, you've got chemicals that can kill people," Harrison said. "With those kids in the house, it really angers me that they are in there - first of all it angers me you got a meth lab in a neighborhood or anywhere - but when you got kids, it's really a no-no for me."
Hazardous materials teams had to be called to the scene to decontaminate anyone who was inside the home.
Harrison said the meth lab discovered in the southern Wake County subdivision could have been dangerous to surrounding homes if something had gone wrong.
"If it explodes, you got a house fire," he said. "Look how close (the houses) are, before the fire department can get out here you are looking at a danger to your neighbors."
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