Three Cape residents arrested in March for making meth inside their home with children present have been sentenced to prison.
Michelle Bishop received four years, Christopher Evens received five years and Russell Baxter, 28, received 80 months, according to a Cape Coral police news release. Evans and Baxter also received $50,000 fines.
In late March, Cape police took down the methamphetamine lab at 2122 Jacaranda Parkway West. Detectives, forensics personnel and hazmat crews dismantled the operation with the help of the Lee County bomb squad and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Code enforcement deemed the home uninhabitable due to the presence of dangerous chemicals used to make the meth. Twelve ounces of meth were recovered, according to police. Charges included manufacturing methamphetamine, manufacturing methamphetamine with children present, trafficking methamphetamine and child neglect.