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Weirton Police Discover Meth Lab on Orchard Street

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Weirton, W.Va. - Two people were taken into custody after authorities discovered a meth lab while performing a welfare check of a child Tuesday night on Orchard Street.

Zachary Brooks, 34, and Ashley Whorton, 27, are charged with child neglect creating substantial risk of injury and operating or attempting to operate a meth lab.

Neighboring homes were evacuated. A decontamination team from Wheeling was brought in to clean up the meth lab.

Fire department and animal control were on the scene as well.

One neighbor said it was only a matter of time before they got busted. Also, the neighbor said he could smell it at night.

The children were taken to the hospital for observation.

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