After law enforcement authorities began an investigation during the weekend in Charleston, three children were removed from a home and two people are in custody on a number of methamphetamine-related charges.
Jeremy Ray Lance, 35, and Jennifer Lynn Kyker, 29, have been charged.
According to Charleston Police Department officer David Spandau’s report, officers began their investigation Friday.
Evidence of alleged methamphetamine production led to 266 Cass Lane, where Chief Hank Hayden, Spandau and 10th Judicial Drug Task Force members, along with the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit agents, continued their investigation.
Child Protective Services officials responded to the scene and took custody of the three children.
According to Spandau, when officers entered the home, they “could smell a chemical odor.”
“In the front bedroom, police immediately observed syringes on a hospital tray. Many of the syringes were uncapped, appeared to have been used and still had needles attached,” noted Spandau.
Spandau also indicated there were numerous spoons, a pipe and other forms of drug-related paraphernalia at the scene.
DTF agents located evidence of methamphetamine manufacture, known as “shake and bake” bottles, camping fuel, zip-lock bags, scales and alleged methamphetamine in production as well as meth which had been produced.
According to his report, Spandau said Lance admitted to “allowing people to come over to his residence to make methamphetamine.”
Kyker and Lance were both charged with two counts of initiation of process to manufacture meth, three counts of aggravated child endangerment, possession of meth for resale and possession of drug paraphernalia.
They were taken to the Bradley County Jail and booked on the charges.