Police find 4 year-old in motel meth lab

Sean Howard.

SPRINGDALE (WACH) - Police have arrested two people after discovering a 4 year-old child in a motel room where methamphetamine was being manufactured.

Springdale Police Chief Kevin Cornett said Sunday investigators went to check on the welfare of the child at the Days Inn on Branch Road.

Investigators say once the door to the room was opened they noticed drug paraphernalia in plain view.

Cornett said investigators executed a search warrant for the room and discovered dangerous objects, methamphetamine, needles and other drug paraphernalia in the room all within the childâ??s reach.

Cornett said officers arrested 30 year-old Crystal McDaniel and 34 year-old Sean Howard.

McDaniel is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a scheduled narcotic, possession of drug paraphernalia and exposing a child to methamphetamine.

Officers say Howard is facing charges for providing officers with false information after he gave officers a fake name during the investigation.

The child was taken to a local hospital to be evaluated by medical personnel.

Investigators from the Cayce Department of Public Safety and the Lexington County Multi-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team assisted the Springdale Police Department with the investigation and proper disposal of the meth lab.

Cornett asks anyone with information about illegal drug activity to call their local law enforcement agency.