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HARRAH — Two people were arrested and three  children were placed in state custody after a methamphetamine lab was found in a  home during a check welfare call for the children, police said.

Lorinda  Austin and Robert  Smith were arrested on numerous complaints, including manufacturing  methamphetamine and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the  presence of a minor, Harrah police spokesman Phil  Stewart said.

About 4 p.m., officers were called to a house in the 18000 block of NE 27 on  a check welfare call regarding the children. Police found the back door unlocked  and a working meth lab inside the home. As officers were awaiting a search  warrant, Austin, Smith and the three children — ranging in age from 4 to 12 — arrived at the home, Stewart said.

The children were taken into state protective custody. There was no  electricity or running water to the house, and it was infested by vermin, he  said.

You can’t find a floor in this house,” Stewart said.


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