MOSSY, W.Va. -- Fayette County sheriff's deputies responding to a burglary call on Sunday allegedly found a meth lab instead.
Sheriff Steve Kessler said deputies went to a home on Paint Creek Road near Mossy at about 9 p.m. to respond to a burglary call. Instead, they allegedly found two former residents of the house inside cooking methamphetamine.
Kessler said the pair -- Ronald Lucas Jr., 28, of Summersville and Sondra Gay Wayne, 33, of Gilboa -- had been evicted from the property six months ago, and allegedly broke back in to manufacture the drug. They had their two children with them, Kessler said.
A hazardous response team came to decontaminate the suspects, their children and the deputy who originally responded to the call, Kessler said. Officials for the state Department of Environmental Protection dismantled the lab and disposed of the dangerous chemicals used to make meth.
Lucas and Wayne were charged with several felonies that included manufacturing a controlled substance, exposing children to the manufacture of methamphetamine, child neglect creating the risk of injury, burglary and conspiracy, Kessler said.
They were in the Southern Regional Jail today in lieu of $50,000 bond each. The children were in state custody.