Two juveniles exposed to meth in Hartselle home
Two adults are facing charges of exposing two juveniles to methamphetamine after law enforcement observed them making meth at their Hartselle home.
Anthony Smith, 40, and Shawna Smith, 39, both of 1219 E. Main St. Lot 2 in Hartselle, were charged with unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance 1st, drug endangerment of a child, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and felony possession of drug paraphernalia.
On Jan. 28, Morgan County Drug Task Force Agents along with Hartselle Police conducted a welfare check on two juveniles at 1219 E. Main St. Lot 2 in Hartselle. Agents had received information from “See Meth, Stop Meth” that Anthony Smith, 40, and Shawna Smith, 39, were cooking and using meth in front of their kids.
Agents observed the suspects meth making paraphernalia and then secured a search warrant signed by Judge Jennifer Howell.
Agents located acid, salt, cold packs, lithium batteries, liquid meth, several boxes of pseudoephedrine and drug paraphernalia. A 17-year-old and a 10-month-old child were present while meth was cooked in the home.
Hartselle Fire and Rescue decontaminated the adults while the Rock Creek Volunteer Fire Department was called to decontaminate the children using a special decontamination trailer.
Morgan County Department of Human Resources was called and placed both kids in a safety plan and removed them from the home.