Three Phenix City residents were arrested Wednesday at a Summerville Road home that authorities said was a meth lab littered with childrens’ toys.
Johnathan Hill, 30, Ashley Langston Storey, 29, and Ethan Cunningham, 30, are accused of having a methamphetamine lab at 1908 Summerville Road in Phenix City, said Russell County Sheriff Tommy Boswell. Members of a drug unit composed of sheriff’s deputies and police officers served a search warrant on the home at 6 p.m., finding a working lab and meth, the sheriff said. “The lab was in there where the kids played,” Boswell said. “All the kids’ toys were in there.”
The three were charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug related paraphernalia, manufacture of a controlled substance and three counts of chemical endangerment to a minor, said Sheriff’s Lt. Heath Taylor. The children, who are related to one of the adults, were put in the care of other relatives.
A cleanup crew was called to the home, Boswell said. The federal Drug Enforcement Administration paid for the cleanup, which can cost up to $50,000.