5 arrested after three meth lab busts in Lancaster; 4 children were exposed

adys@heraldonline.comJune 23, 2014 

— Drug agents in Lancaster County charged five people after police raided three methamphetamine labs and found four children had been exposed to the dangerous chemicals used to make the drugs, according to a statement from Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile.

On Wednesday deputies arrested William Edward Holley Jr. at his home on Thornwell Road southwest of Lancaster after finding his three children there and locating two guns and items consistent with making meth. Holley was charged with child endangerment, manufacturing meth, and unlawful disposal of meth waste. The Department of Social Services was notified about the children.

Later Wednesday on the same Thornwell Road police allegedly found seven guns at another meth lab where a 10-year-old girl was at the home. Carla Killough and Steven Scott Mathis were both charged with child endangerment, manufacturing meth, and another drug charge. Killough was also charged with narcotics possession. The child was turned over to her grandparents.

On June 16 agents arrested Thomas Franklin Wright Jr. and Tosha Bryson at Wright’s home on Douglas Heights Road after allegedly finding meth making materials. Both were charged with drug offenses.

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