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Children found in home of Moore County meth lab bust

Posted April 22, 2014
Updated April 24, 2014

— Four children, ranging in age from one to 15, were found inside a home during a meth lab bust Tuesday.

Authorities were serving a warrant at 245 Lakeview Lane in Cameron when the children were found. They were in the home as methamphetamine was being produced, authorities said.

Investigators seized:

- Items to manufacture methamphetamine
- A small amount of methamphetamine
- One oxycodone prescription pill
- Drug paraphernalia

Steven Lee Summers, 39, and Deborah Kay Summers, 44, both of 245 Lakeview Lane, were arrested and each charged with:

- Manufacturing methamphetamine
- Three counts of possession of methamphetamine precursors
- Three counts of felony conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine
- Possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver methamphetamine
- Maintain a place to keep/manufacture controlled substance
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Simple possession of Schedule II
- Four counts of child abuse

In addition, Steven Lee Summers was charged with three counts of exceeding or attempting to exceed federal pseudoephedrine compliance laws. Deborah Kay Summers was also charged with eight counts of exceeding or attempting to exceed federal pseudoephedrine compliance laws.

Steven Lee Summers received a $75,000 bond. Deborah Kay Summers was given a $105,000 bond.


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  • Joanne Batjer Apr 23, 2014
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    wow how awful

  • same ole story Apr 23, 2014

    at 39 and 44 years old they sure look like some long time users. They look like they are 60 year olds.

  • msnbc#1 Apr 23, 2014

    Im sorry but you have to be really stupid to even try meth. Why anyone would even try it the first time is beyond belief.

  • Nobody but Carolina Apr 23, 2014

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    She has more charges against her. Check the third to last paragraph.

  • LovemyPirates Apr 23, 2014

    These same children are in classrooms led by dedicated teachers who are being blamed for their, the children's, failure to learn. This is what is wrong with the current "blame the teacher" mentality of the public and elected officials. Think about it! With a few exceptions, until there is power to change the parents, then there will be little change in the outcomes in the classroom. The exceptions are those few children who manage to thrive while living with uncaring and uninvolved parents. They are there and God bless them, the other children are lost before they even reach school. Early intervention is the only hope.

  • Cheree Teasley Apr 23, 2014
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    Why does the woman have a higher bond?

  • Rebelyell55 Apr 23, 2014

    There something wrong here on so many levels.