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Meth lab busted in home with children

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(WMC-TV) - The Tipton County Sheriff's Department busted two "bake and shake" meth labs in a home with two one-year-old infants. Daniel Wayne Shay, 34, and Ambra Rene Yarbrough, 27, are now in jail and facing meth manufacturing related charges.

Last week, an investigation revealed the possible cooking of methamphetamine at 1747 Liberty Church Smith Road in Brighton.

Narcotic investigators confirmed an excessive amount of purchases of pseudoephedrine by residents of the Brighton address. Pseudoephedrine is a component required in the manufacturing of meth.

Investigators made contact with the homeowners, Shay and Yarbrough, who indicated the recent purchase of pseudoephedrine pills had been used to cook meth.

It was then two "bake and shake" meth labs, drain openers, generators, cold packs and other components commonly used to cook meth were found in the shed behind the residence.

Investigators recovered a brown filter containing a white powdery substance believed to be meth and a package of a green leafy substance believed to be synthetic marijuana on Shay at the scene.

Two one-year-old infants were found inside the home. The Department of Children Services responded to make placement of the children.

Investigators later interviewed Shay and Yarbrough who admitted to their roles in the cooking of the meth at the residence.

Shay has been charged with a variety of meth manufacturing related offenses. Shay remains in jail on a $10,000 bond.

Yarbrough remains in jail on a $5,000 bond awaiting their court appearance on April 16 in Tipton County General Sessions Court.

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