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Two kids found in Covington home during meth bust

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Covington police officers arrested Joseph Breedlove, 31, and Billie Moonie, 21, after they received a tip about illegal activity happening at a home on the 200 block of Ash Street. (Source: Tipton County Sheriff's Office) Covington police officers arrested Joseph Breedlove, 31, and Billie Moonie, 21, after they received a tip about illegal activity happening at a home on the 200 block of Ash Street. (Source: Tipton County Sheriff's Office)
COVINGTON, TN -

(WMC) - Two people were arrested during a meth bust in Covington, Tennessee. Two children, ages 3 and 7, were found in the house as it was being searched.

Covington police officers arrested Joseph Breedlove, 31, and Billie Moonie, 21, after they received a tip about illegal activity happening at a home on the 200 block of Ash Street.

Because of the chemicals and meth precursors found in the house, police took the two children to Baptist Hospital-Tipton to be checked out as a precaution.

The Covington Fire Department hazmat crew was also called to the scene to help.

"These chemicals are very dangerous and our officers along with the Covington Fire Department personnel did a great job in dealing with this incident," Covington Police Chief Buddy Lewis said. "I am very happy we were able to safely remove the chemicals and remove the 2 children from the location without incident."

The two children taken from the home are now in the custody of Department of Children Services.

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