Mother leaves 11 year old during meth house bust

39-year-old Sylvester Fender / Lowndes County Sheriff's Office

Citizen's complaints in Hahira have led to the closure of a meth lab and three arrests.

Officials with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office say that they responded to a home in the 5900 block of Nisen Circle in reference to complaints about drug activity.

Upon arriving, three people inside the home, including an 11 year old, fled from officers into nearby woods with others inside being detained. A canine unit responded to the soon and located the child and 30-year-old Jennifer Elizabeth Lee.

Before searching the residence, officers had to set up fans to vent toxic fumes out of the home.

Once the house was safe to enter, the search resulted in methamphetamine being recovered along with scales, packing materials and other items used in producing meth.

Two others, 39-year-old Sylvester Fender and 34-year-old Benjamin Parrish who were inside the home at the time, were also arrested. Sheriff's officials are seeking warrants against the mother of the 11 year old and are withholding her identity at this time.

Lee, Parrish and Fender face charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of items used for the manufacturing of methamphetamine, obstruction of an officer, trafficking methamphetamine, and manufacturing methamphetamine in the presence of children.