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Mother runs from meth lab bust, leaves child behind

Stryde Jones Stryde Jones
HAHIRA, GA (WALB) -

Three people are in custody and one is still on the run after Lowndes county deputies discovered an active meth lab.

It happened around 9:30 p.m. Thursday when Deputies responded to 5905 Nisen Circle in Hahira in a response to complaints of drug activity.

Several people were inside the home at the address, and three ran away into nearby woods as investigators arrived.

Officials detained everyone else in the home, and two of the three that ran away, including an 11-year-old boy were later found.

The third person that ran from the home, the 11-year-old's mother, was not found.

"The mother of the child continued to flee, essentially abandoning their child at the residence. Investigators obtained a search warrant, went inside the residence, and found an active meth lab," said Lowndes County Sheriff's Office Lieutenant Stryde Jones.

Jones added that, given the size of the meth lab, the suspects could've been producing a large quantity of meth.

Jennifer Lee (Delk), Sylvester Fender, and Benjamin Parrish have been charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine. They were booked into the Lowndes County Jail.

The juvenile was later turned over to the custody of other family members.

The mother's name has not been released pending warrants for her arrest.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office at 229-671-2950.

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