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Mom charged with chemical endangerment of a child after meth bust

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Carla Byess. Source: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Carla Byess. Source: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
Jeremiah Small. Source: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Jeremiah Small. Source: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

A 29-year-old mother was jailed without bond after authorities found an active meth lab on the same property where she and her two children were living.

Carla Byess and her two children, ages 5 and 8, lived in a mobile home on Elfreth Johnson Road in north Jefferson County. After getting a tip about possible drug activity, deputies searched the mobile home and a travel trailer that was parked on the same lot.

Deputies found an active meth lab inside the travel trailer and drug paraphernalia in the mobile home.

Byess' 20-year-old stepson, Jeremiah Small, was inside the travel trailer when deputies got to the scene on Tuesday afternoon. He was arrested for the unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance and is being held in the Jefferson County Jail on a $150,000 bond.

Byess was charged Wednesday with two counts of chemical endangerment of a child. Deputies arrested her on Wednesday night.

DHR removed Byess' two children from the home and placed them into the care of relatives.

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