2 Charged After Meth Lab Found In North Topeka

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- A pair of Topekans face drug charges after multiple agencies raid their mobile home Thursday morning looking for a fugitive, according to the Topeka Police Dept.

Twenty-nine year-old Vanessa M Hernandez and Adam Strouth, 30, were each charged with the attempted manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia

Authorities showed up at their home, 1900 NW Lyman #30, around 8:30 a.m. searching for the unidentified fugitive. While they were there they spotted a possible lab and called in members of the Topeka Police Dept. Narcotics unit who able to confirm it was a one-pot lab.

Five people were initially taken into custody, police said, but only Strouth and Hernandez were charged. One child was also taken into protective custody.

US Marshals, Topeka Police Dept, Shawnee County Sheriff, and KDOC were all involved in the initial approach to the mobile home. The Shawnee Sherriff’s Office, Topeka Fire Department and members of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation later joined to help execute the search warrant.

Adam Strouth (Courtesy: Shawnee Co. Sheriff's Office)
Vanessa Hernandez (Courtesy: Shawnee Co. Sheriff's Office)