CULPEPER, Va. (WUSA) - Police charged Cystal Deavers, 26, and Robert Hawthorne, Jr., 23, with numerous felony and misdemeanor charges after the discovery of a meth lab operation.
On Tuesday, July 10 at around noon officers responding to a domestic call and found a suspected methamphetamine lab in the home's garage, according to Culpeper Police.
Police immediately evacuated the houses surrounding the home in the 1100 block of Meander Drive, then called in DEA and other agencies for assistance including fire and rescue units and a hazardous materials team.
Officers dressed in protective suits and breathing masks removed items suspected to manufacture methamphetamine. A company from Concord, Va. packaged and removed the contaminated materials. The Culpeper County Building Official arrived on scene and declared the home uninhabitable.
Two boys, ages 6 and 7, were also in the house. The couple is charged with two counts each of felony child endangerment, two counts each of manufacturing methamphetamine with a child present, one felony count each of possession of materials to manufacture methamphetamine and a misdemeanor count each of domestic assault.
Hawthorne faces an additional misdemeanor charge for resisting arrest and may receive more pending charges.