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One arrested in meth bust

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Daniels was arrested at the location for a failure to appear in court charge filed in Dekalb County. Also detectives said Daniels will be charged in Wilson County for manufacturing meth amphetamine, possession of meth, a scheduled 1 drug, and child endangerment.

“It’s an ongoing investigation,” Wilson County Sheriff Terry Ashe said over the phone.

The Sheriff’s Department also said a three-year-old girl was found inside the bus where the meth lab was located, and was accompanied by her mother and father. Authorities sent the child away from the scene with her maternal grandmother for her safety. Ashe said the child was sent to the hospital after the Department of Children’s Services was notified, and checked by doctors, indicating she was unharmed.

Ashe said a big problem with meth labs is the danger they pose to individuals who come into contact with them and they wanted to get the child away form the materials as soon as possible.

“When you’ve got one of these meth houses, you’ve got to make sure it’s safe to go back in,” Ashe said. Ashe also indicated clean up crews were still working to ensure the residence is safe for authorities and others to return.

“Our main focus is on the children, they’re the victims in these situations,” Ashe said. The press release also indicated there were other children who were living inside the bus, but were not present at the time

The drugs were manufactured using the “shake and bake” method, according to the press release, which is the preferred method of meth manufacturers today. The method involves household chemicals that can be bought in stores and a two liter bottle.

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