A man and his son were arrested Tuesday morning when officers raided what they called a methamphetamine lab in Wilkes-Barre.
Around 10:30 a.m. police raided a home on Church Street in south Wilkes-Barre. They were soon followed by officers in protective gear going throughout the house.
Officials said they found meth cooking in the basement.
Police took three people into custody, the father and son and a 16-year-old girl. Police said Jeff Deyo cooked the meth and his son, Jeff Junior, sold it. The girl is a runaway from Nanticoke.
Crews spent most of the day dismantling the lab. Agents said they found a toddler’s bedroom upstairs, and a baby carriage and other toys were visible in the backyard. Keith Longfoot lives next door.
“They have a little kid that I’ve seen here, you know, on the weekends and stuff so it kind of comes as a shock they would put a kid in danger like that,” said neighbor Keith Longfoot.
The Deyos are now in custody. Officials said they will be charged with manufacturing methamphetamine in the presence of children, which carries serious penalties.
Officials are still trying to find out why the 16-year-old girl was here. As of now, only the father and son are facing charges.