Authorities find three year old in meth lab
On Nov. 1 investigators from the Special Operations Division of the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office attempted to serve an arrest warrant for Patrick Chaz Lee, 28. As the investigators inquired about Lee's presence inside the home, he attempted to flee the residence through a window but was apprehended.
Upon entering the home, investigators also found the components of a methamphetamine manufacturing operation.
A three-year-old boy was also inside the home at the time of this event. Authorities contacted the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services who took custody of the child.
Because the child as potentially exposed to various hazardous chemicals, he was transported to South Georgia Medical Center for evaluation.
A specialized team from Tallahassee, Florida, and investigators from the Sheriff's Office performed the decontamination process and cleaned the residence of any hazardous materials.
Lee was transported to the Lowndes County Jail. He appeared before a Magistrate Judge in an arraignment hearing and was denied bond.
Lee is charged with manufacturing methamphetime, possession of methamphetime, prohibition against the presence of children during the manufacturing of methamphetime and two counts of probation violation.