Tips from local business owners about suspicious chemical purchases led police straight to a home on Indian Trail home on Thursday. In a garage behind the home, they discovered a 1-year-old infant and Teri Kuhns Witmore, a 27-year-old woman who was in the process of making methamphetamine, when police arrived. Union County Department of Social Services workers took emergency custody of the baby girl, while police placed Witmore, 27, and Ryan Adrian Russell, 34, who also resides in the garage, under arrest.
Witmore and Russell were charged with a long list of serious charges that included trafficking in meth, manufacturing meth, possession of meth, maintaining a dwelling to keep drugs, possession of precursor chemicals, possession of drug paraphernalia and felony child abuse. Their bonds were set at $500,000. As of Saturday, they were still being held at the Union County jail.
Cooke, Meghan. “Crime & Justice.” Police: Infant Found in Union Co. Meth Lab. 24 Mar. 2012. Web. 25 Mar. 2012. <http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/03/24/3123904/police-infant-found-in-union-co.html>.