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The investigation into the death of a 2-month-old boy led to the arrests of his parents on methamphetamine charges Thursday.

Chuck and Carissa McCullough, whose addresses and ages weren’t available Thursday night, have been charged by the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office with trafficking methamphetamine, according to a written statement from that office.

Noah Darrell Dennis McCullough, who was born on Jan. 5, was found dead in a truck driven by his parents off Flatwood Road, according to a written statement from Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger.

Clevenger said an autopsy was performed Thursday afternoon, but the cause of the child’s death has not been released. Toxicology and other test results are pending.

It appeared the baby, whose address was given as 140 Cherry Drive in Roebuck, had been dead less than 24 hours, the coroner reported.

“We are calling the death suspicious at this point because of information we have thus far,” Clevenger said in the statement.

Authorities searched a home on Flatwood Drive in Chesnee, and then went to Chuck McCullough’s home in Roebuck, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies reported finding equipment and supplies used to make methamphetamine at that Roebuck home.

“The investigation into the death of the infant child is ongoing,” according to the sheriff’s office. “No charges have been filed against anyone at this time (in the baby’s death), pending the completion of an autopsy by the Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office and a review of all the facts of the investigation by the Seventh Circuit Solicitor’s Office.”

It was not known whether the McCulloughs are married, Master Deputy Tony Ivey said.

The McCulloughs remained at the Spartanburg County jail Thursday night awaiting a bond hearing.

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