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Child found in Johnston County meth lab bust

Posted November 12, 2014
Updated November 13, 2014

Van Buren Killette, 31, and Jennifer Renee Wyand, 34

— An 8-year-old child was found in a home Wednesday afternoon that investigators say is an active meth lab.

Johnston County Sheriff's Office deputies were at a residence on Thistle Drive to execute a search warrant when they discovered the lab, authorities said.

Three people – Van Buren Killette, 31, and Jennifer Renee Wyand, 34, and Leslie E. House, 51, – were charged with manufacture of methamphetamine and were being held without bond.


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  • Kathy Sanders Nov 14, 2014
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    Alexia, I wouldn't know anything about meth either if I had not read news stories on line. Google is your friend.

  • Heather Brittingham Nov 13, 2014
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    Actually, meth labs are know to explode. On top of that, the chemicals used to manufacture meth are extremely toxic. Almost every time they bust a meth lab, they condemn the structure that was being used due to how toxic the chemicals are that are used.

  • Liz FitzGibbon Nov 13, 2014
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    Meth labs are extremely dangerous genius.

  • Alexia Proper Nov 13, 2014
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    So, was the kid given drugs? Not likely. If the parents were making method, they were not likely consuming it at the same time. Thus, I don't think the child was at risk of anything. Calm down, folks.

    I suspect there are far more homes where there is a drunk father or mother that is more dangerous to children than this.

    The only reason people get upset is that making meth is illegal. Solution? Just legalize drugs already. If it's not already abundantly clear, this war on drugs is hurting far more than it helps. That, and it makes street gangs and drug lords rich. We're only creating a more dangerous situation.

  • Mariann Byknish Nov 13, 2014
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    This child NEEDS to be taken and placed with a GOOD LOVING SUPPORTIVE FAMILY. People who deal with drugs can't be trusted to be rehabilitated!

  • Claytonmomof2 Nov 13, 2014

    Prayers for the child. I'm sure this was a traumatic experience for him/her; however, so very thankful this child does not have to live this way any longer. May he/she receive the appropriate help to move forward in life and just be a child.