Crimetracker: Meth lab found in home with four children

CHURCH HILL, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Hawkins County Sheriff's Office charged two people in connection with a meth lab found in a Church Hill home on Wednesday while performing a welfare check on children living in the house.

David and Justine Larkins were both charged in the meth lab, and are in the Hawkins County Jail awaiting their Friday arraignment.

The Tennessee Department of Children's Service took custody of the Larkwins's four children.

The Sheriff's Office said in a statement that while officers searched the home during the welfare check they found a one-pot meth lab in a plastic bottle, who then immediately evacuated the house.

The Sheriff's Narcotics Unit later searched the home and found ingedients mixed together to begin making meth, spoons with a white residue they believe in meth and a strainer & soda can containing a similar white substance.

Officers also took from the home aluminum foil, sulfuric avid, pliers, a marijuana pipe, digital scales, ammonia nitrate, homemade hydrocloric avid generators and half a green pill they believe is Klonopin.


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