Woman charged with child abuse in meth lab bust | Crime
SALISBURY - A Salisbury mother now faces child abuse as well as drug charges in connection with a meth lab bust made by Salisbury Police earlier this week.
Police served a search warrant at a house on Carolina Boulevard on Tuesday afternoon. Police say they found a small meth lab, along with remnants of methamphetamine and other drugs, as well as a .22 handgun.
Robert Ty Smith, 23, was at the house at the time and was charged. It was also discovered that a nine month old child had been in the house. Since the chemicals used to manufacture meth are very dangerous, it is considered a hazardous environment, especially for children.
Warrants were issued for Shaina Elizabeth Satterfield, 20, on drug and child abuse charges. Satterfield was arrested and booked into the jail on Thursday afternoon after agreeing to turn herself in.
Satterfield is charged with misdemeanor child abuse, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance, manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, drug possession with the intent to manufacture, and drug possession. Bond was set at $11,000.
The Rowan County Department of Social Services was contacted to care for the child.