Two children removed after meth lab found in Raleigh home
Posted January 14
Updated January 15
Raleigh, N.C. — Police located a methamphetamine manufacturing operation on Huntleigh Drive in Raleigh on Thursday night after serving a warrant in connection with a drug investigation.
Officials said Robert John Kennerley, 43, of 3217 Huntleigh Dr., and Melissa Anne Godhsall, 28, of the same address, were taken into custody in connection with the drug activity, according to officials.
Kennerley and Godshall were each charged with manufacture schedule I controlled substance, traffic in methamphetamine and maintain vehicle/dwelling/place for controlled substance. Both suspects also face misdemeanor child abuse charges and animal abuse charges.
Kennerley was given a $250,000 bond, and Godshall is being held under a $200,000 bond. They are scheduled to appear in court on Friday afternoon.
Two children—a 1-year-old and a 7-year-old—were transported for precautionary medical evaluation, authorities said.
Neighbors who live near the suspect home told WRAL News they were surprised to hear what the police found.
"We don't want it in our neighborhood," Anthony Smith said. "If I'd seen it, I'd call the police in a heartbeat."
Authorities said hazmat crews were dispatched to the scene.
Officials said the investigation is ongoing. No further information has been released.