Deputies Raid Meth Lab, 4 Charged, 2 Kids Removed

By: Whitney Daniel
By: Whitney Daniel

Jacksboro, Campbell County (WVLT) - Two area children are among the latest to have to deal with the effects of meth.

The two kids involved were taken from the home and treated as a precaution at Saint Mary's Medical Center. They are in the care of department of child services protective custody.

Deputies arrested four adults: Ronnie Dabney, Travis Gaylar, Teresa Gaylor, and Heath McKloskie.

They all face charges of child endangerment, promotion of meth manufacturing, felony possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.

Sheriff's deputies were searching for a suspect in an unrelated case and upon searching Woodland Estates Apartment 103 on Claiborne Road they found ingredients used to make meth.

They also found meth that had already been manufactured. Some of those ingredients were found under mattress to a baby's crib.

Sheriff Gary Perkins says this is the third meth bust in the county in the past 2 weeks.

The sheriff says more remote areas like Campbell County are more prone to meth labs because the makers feel like it's easier to hide what they are doing in rural setting.

But authorities are doing all they can to uncover the meth community here in Campbell County.


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