Meth lab discovered feet from daycare

Meth lab discovered feet from daycare
Renea Ritchie and David Bascom were arrested. (Source: Powell County Detention Center)
Renea Ritchie and David Bascom were arrested. (Source: Powell County Detention Center)

STANTON, KY (WAVE) - Police discover a meth lab just feet from a daycare center playground.

The lab was found near Pooh and Pals Learning Center in Powell County, according to LEX 18 News.

Deputies said they could smell chemicals outside the home, when they saw an active meth lab sitting in the front window. Police reported wind was carrying the fumes directly toward the daycare center.

After a search, another active meth lab was discovered in the home.

Renea Ritchie, 35 and David Bascom, 56, face charges of manufacturing meth and wanton endangerment.

Kentucky State Police disposed of both labs.

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