Meth Lab Shut Down, Scantly Dressed Children In Home

By Paula Hinton - 21Alive
By Emma Koch - 21Alive

Meth Lab Shut Down, Scantly Dressed Children In Home

January 30, 2014 Updated Jan 30, 2014 at 7:01 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- Fort Wayne police shut down a suspected meth lab in the 1100 block of Osage St.

While searching the residence, Natalie Long, 32, and four children, ages ranging from 10 months to 4 years old, were found in the home. Daniell Brown, 23, returned to the home during the search and was arrested for child neglect, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia.

Long was arrested for manufacturing meth, illegal dumping of controlled waste, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia.

Brown's four children were removed from the home and placed in protective custody by Department of Child Services. They were also taken to the hospital to be checked for possible meth exposure. Initial reports indicated that the children were scantly dressed.

While still at the scene of the raid, detectives received information regarding a person who had an active warrant for his arrest that was also involved with this investigation. Christopher W. Burgess, 36, was found at a different location and was arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine, illegal dumping of controlled waste and an outstanding warrant.

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