STOW, Ohio – A mother and father were arrested and five children were taken from a home where police found an active “shake and bake” meth lab on Tuesday.
Police said they received a crucial clue when a 12-year-old boy showed up at school with an odor of chemicals.
The kids, ages 2, 8, 9, 11, and 12, were taken into custody by Summit County Children Services. They have been placed together at an area foster home.
The Summit County Drug Unit said they found an active one-pot meth lab, chemicals, and lab components in the basement while searching the home at 1842 Lillian Rd. They also said they found meth waste and related items in the attached garage.
Jason Little, 37, and Brandi Little, 28, were arrested at the home and charged with illegal manufacturing of methamphetamine in the vicinity of a minor, illegal assembly of chemicals/components for the manufacturing of methamphetamine in the vicinity of a minor, and endangering children.
Both were booked into the Summit County Jail.
The couple appeared in Stow Municipal Court Wednesday morning. Brandi Little’s bond was set at $50,000. Jason Little’s bond was set at $500,000. They’re due back in court on Feb. 26.