3-week-old infant found in active NC meth lab

NEWTON, N.C. (AP) -- A 3-week-old baby boy found living in an active methamphetamine lab in North Carolina has been taken into the custody of social services.

Newton Police Chief Don Brown told The Observer-News-Enterprise that more than 50 pounds of toxic methamphetamine ingredients were found in a home in Newton. Brown said it's likely the infant was in areas where the lab was set up.

Brown said the three suspects include the infant's mother. Their names haven't been released.

The Catawba County Department of Social Services has custody of the infant.

Newton Police Capt. Kevin Yarborough said he believed the lab was the first confirmed lab within city limits. Police found the lab Tuesday after getting a tip.

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(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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