Four arrested, children rescued from meth lab
PLAQUEMINE - Two small children were taken into state custody after deputies found them inside a home that was also a meth lab.
"It's just not fair that these type of children grow up in that environment. It really hurts to see this happen. They are so innocent and they are right in the middle of a crime scene," Iberville Sheriff Brett Stassi said.
This week, deputies arrested Jeremy Albert, Christopher Cummings, Sonya Rinehart and Johnathan Rinehart on drug and child endangerment charges. Investigators said the group ran a shake and bake meth lab out of a home on Highway 75 near the Port Allen Locks.
A two-year-old and four-year-old were taken from the home and placed in state custody, according to Stassi. The mother of the children was not at the home when deputies raided it and was not arrested. But, Sonya Rinehart was caring for the children, investigators said.