AKRON, Ohio — A mother and daughter are among five people charged after police said they found two children inside a suspected meth lab.
Michelle Lynch, 43, is the mother of the children. She is charged with first-degree felony count of manufacturing meth, two second-degree felony counts of child endangering and fourth-degree charges of possessing meth and meth-making chemicals. She is being held in the Summit County Jail on $50,000 bond.
Her daughter, Ashley Lynch 18, and three others — Michelle Workman, 41, Daniel Lynch, 48, and Eric Archaul, 40– are also charged with first-degree felony making meth at the home in the 1100 block of Hinman Court.
Ashley and Daniel Lynch and Michelle Workman are all jailed on $50,000 bond. Archaul managed to sneak away from the home during the police investigation and has not yet been found. A warrant was issued for his arrest.
Two 7-year-olds, a boy and a girl, were found inside the home.
Michelle Lynch invited officers inside the home. Officers checked several rooms and found chemicals and items used to make the drug in Ashley Lynch’s bedroom, police reports say.
Officers found a small amount of the drug and more meth-making materials in an upstairs bathroom, according to police. Archaul initially hid from police in a bathroom and later left.
The other four all admitted to police to making meth at the home, according to police reports.
Summit County Children Services took custody of the two 7-year-old children.