Akron Police uncovered another case of a meth lab in a home with a young child inside, but this time the child is expected to be OK.
Police made the discovery Monday afternoon at a home on Eastland Avenue, where officers noticed a strong chemical smell when they were called to check on the welfare of the two-year-old girl.
Officers were given permission to search the home, where the contents to make meth were found in the basement. They confiscated everything from acid generators, to mixing bottles, to scales.
22-year-old Melissa Brown was arrested. She is charged with Illegal Manufacture of Methamphetamine, Endangering Children, and Possession of Criminal Tools.
The child was taken to Children's Hospital for an evaluation, and is now in the custody of Summit County Children's Services.
The discovery follows the arrest early last year of Heather Lerch, whose 17-month-old son died from meth poisoning from a lab in the basement of her home. She is serving a life sentence for her role in the death. Ronald Legg is serving 27 years to life behind bars in that incident.