Apr 30, 2013 5:02 AM
Police arrested two people after finding a meth lab and a 13-year-old boy inside a Lexington motel room with them.
Kentucky state police say they began investigating after receiving a report that a man with prior meth convictions was cooking meth again. Police located Thomas John Stephens, 39, at the Knights Inn on Stanton Way Monday evening, after searching for him at motels in both Scott and Fayette counties.
Police say officers made entry and found Stephens, along with his girlfriend, Jenny R. Keller, 41, and her 13-year-old son in the room with an active meth lab.
Firefighters responded and decontaminated everybody inside the room.
Police arrested Stephens and Keller. They both face charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and endangering a child. Stephens was also charged with probation violation.
EMS took the teen boy to UK Children's Hospital for further evaluation.