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Meth lab found as a result of a welfare check on a child

Updated: Sunday, July 13 2014, 10:46 PM EDT


A police call to check on the welfare of a child turned out to be the discovery of a meth lab Friday night in Triadelphia.

41-year-old Cheryl Danehart was arrested as a result of that welfare check.

People who live on Gashell Run Road in Triadelphia said the area is quiet for the most part and drug activity is unheard of but that wasn’t the case Friday night.

“I was pretty shocked, because things like that don’t happen around here,” an anonymous person said.

What happened initially started when friends of Danehart were concerned about the safety of her 3-year-old son and Danehart’s mental stability. They called the police to the home to check on the child but officers said when they walked into the home they made a startling discovery, a meth lab.

“The lab was a normal operation in a child’s bedroom in the trailer, it’s basically everything underneath the sink mixed in and you get what comes out of it,” Lt. Nelson Croft with the Ohio County Sheriff’s Department said.

Danehart, who is now behind bars, faces felony charges including child neglect with the risk of injury.

Police said the child is now safe and in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Resources of West Virginia.

Danehart is expected to appear in court for a preliminary hearing soon.

Meth lab found as a result of a welfare check on a child

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