EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSTwo Charged With Child Neglect After Police Say Meth Lab Explodes
from Eyewitness News Online
Reported by: Katy Brown
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Aug. 8, 2013 3:21 PM EDT
Updated: Aug. 8, 2013 11:07 PM EDT
Glasgow , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Several people are temporarily without a home after police said a meth lab blast contaminated several apartments in Montgomery.
People living at Rivermont Family Homes apartments said Wednesday night's meth lab explosion made them very nervous and inconvenienced, now that several of them do not have a home
Montgomery police arrested Tabitha Underwood and Derrick Easterday Wednesday night.
According to court documents and neighbors, the duo was cooking meth in their bedroom when the lab exploded, destroying that bedroom and damaging the outside.
It was not only the explosion that concerned neighbors, but the fact that two children were inside at the time.
Neighbors were shocked and think something has to be done to clean up the neighborhood.
“I never knew they'd do that, neighbor Jacob Plott said. “Never knew."
Police said they also found syringes in the apartment, some filled with what they believe to be heroin.
Some of those needles had been used, police said.
Underwood and Easterday were taken to the South Central Regional Jail, both with a $25,000 cash bond.
Police said the children are with a family member.
Two Kanawha County residents were arrested on child neglect charges Wednesday after police said a meth lab exploded at a Montgomery apartment.
Police said that Tabitha Lynn Underwood, 34, and Derrick Vincent Easterday, 31, of Glasgow were conducting a meth lab in Underwood’s apartment while her children were present.
Police said the lab, located in the bedroom, exploded. Upon searching the apartment, police said they found syringes on the floor, filled with what they suspected to be heroin.
Underwood and Easterday were taken to Kanawha County Magistrate Court and charged with child neglect creating risk of injury.
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