A man and woman from Tuscaloosa County have been charged with chemical endangerment of child after meth was found in a mobile home that nearly burned down on Sunday in Coaling.
Authorities said arrived at the scene of the fire on Clements Road at 7 p.m. and found half of the residence consumed in flames. Tuscaloosa police said officers found evidence of a meth lab in the portion of the trailer that was not burned while clearing the scene. They also found a small amount of meth, police said. West Alabama Narcotics Task Force collected the evidence at the scene.
Police said two children, ages 5 and 6, were at the scene at the time of the fire. The Department of Human Resources responded and took custody of the children pending further investigation, police said.
Kala Barger and Samuel Barger were arrested on chemical endangerment of a child and unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance charges. They were taken to Tuscaloosa County Jail, where they are being held on a $515,000 bond each.