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Investigators find active meth lab north of Columbia

On Monday deputies uncovered an active meth lab just north of Columbia, in the same home as two young children.

David Greer, 36, and Ashley Greer, 30, were both taken into custody for making meth.

Investigators carried out a search warrant at 5165 Creasy Springs Road around 7 a.m. Monday.

They found the lab in the garage, including pseudoephedrine pills used to make the drug, along with the finished product.

Officials said labs like this are extremely dangerous because of the chemicals made to use the drugs.

ABC 17 was at the house Monday and saw children’s toys a few feet from the dangerous and poisonous lab.

“These people were on our radar for several months and when we developed sufficient probable cause to obtain a search warrant, we did so and we executed this morning,” said Boone Co. Sheriff’s Detective Tom O’Sullivan.

A two-year-old and a 5-month-old were found in the home, and were taken by Child Protective Services and later released to family members.

Officials said there have been times when they’ve had fires or explosions from meth labs similar to this one.

Neighbors said they would see kids playing outside and never suspected the parents were manufacturing an illegal drug.

“That caught me off guard. I didn’t know that. They had kids. They had dogs. They were a typical normal family. They had family over all the time.”

Both suspects are also accused of two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

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