TAMAQUA — A father and mother from Schuylkill County are charged with not only running a meth lab but also allowing their baby to be there at the time. Police said that put the boy in danger.
First responders closed off a block of Lafayette Street in Tamaqua. A resident reported a foul smell coming from a neighbor’s house on Sunday night. Police say they found a meth lab in operation.
Investigators said 6-month-old Sage Boerner was put in danger. Police explained his parents, Travis Boerner and Desiree Cramer, allowed Sage to be in the same house as the meth lab.
Police Chief Rick Weaver said the danger was real.
“They’re recklessly endangering him. There’s a chance of explosions, caustic chemicals, fire and to have a 6 month old in the house doing this, they were also charged with reckless endangering other people due to fire and explosions.”
Taylor Skwait is also charged with running the Tamaqua meth lab along with her friend David Miller.
“Wrong place at the wrong time, I was just there.” Miller said.
Neighbor David Gallahar said he’s surprised a meth lab was operating in his block.
“It’s a dangerous situation to be in. It’s something we don’t know about (until) it’s too late or it’s been discovered. We were fortunate there were not fires on the block or explosions on the block.”
What disturbed neighbor Don Taylor more was finding out baby Sage was in the meth lab.
“I don’t think that’s right doing all that with a baby in the house. They could have messed up a whole bunch of houses up here could have killed people.”
All of the suspects are locked up in the Schuylkill County Prison.