Ohio Police Find Meth Lab in Mom's Home After Checking on Toddler Found Wandering Alone and Chewing on Charcoal
08/04/2015 AT 03:10 PM EDT
The 1-year-old child was found wandering around an apartment complex, chewing on a piece of charcoal, according to Fox 8.
When police arrived to check on him, they found an open door in the complex. Inside, they located the boy's mom, 25-year-old Heather Sandau, and her boyfriend, Nicholas Anton, 23.
They noticed a strong chemical smell in the apartment, so they returned with a search warrant.
A thorough search of the apartment turned up an active meth lab, along with a small amount of the drug and various syringes and other drug paraphernalia, Cleveland.com reports.
Sandau and Anton were taken into custody and charged with two first-degree felony counts of illegally possessing chemicals used for methamphetamine, a second-degree felony count of child endangering and felony drug possession.
The 1-year-old was placed with Summit County Children Services after he was taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation.
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