Children found living in a meth lab near Rolla

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Jason Edington and Kimberly Gruber-Boyer.

Jason Edington and Kimberly Gruber-Boyer.

ROLLA, MO (KTVI) – Earlier this week, four children were found living in a meth lab in Newburg, Missouri, the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department said Saturday.

According to Sheriff Richard Lisenbe, members of an anti-drug task force obtained and executed a search warrant for a home on West 4th Street on May 27. Authorities discovered an active methamphetamine lab, including items and chemicals used to produce meth, as well as marijuana and other drug paraphernalia.

Jason Edington, 33, and Kimberly Gruber-Boyer, 39, were arrested for drug trafficking and manufacturing a controlled substance with a child in the residence. The children were taken from the home and turned over to social services.

Edington and Gruber-Boyer are being held at the Phelps County Jail on a $100,000 bond each.

Newburg is located about nine miles west of Rolla.