Updated Feb. 21, 10:13 p.m.
Five children were taken in by Summit County Children’s Services on Feb. 19 after Stow police found them living with their parents in a suspected meth house.
The parents, Jason Little, 37, and Brandi Little, 28, of Stow, were arrested, charged with multiple felonies and taken to Summit County Jail, according to Stow Police Chief Louis Dirker.
The investigation was triggered Tuesday after police received a tip from a Lakeview Intermediate School employee that one of their 12-year-old students came to class smelling like chemicals, said Dirker.
Stow police, along with the Summit County Drug Unit, searched the child’s residence – located at 1842 Lillian Rd. -- and found components used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.
“An active ‘one-pot’ meth lab, commonly referred to as the ‘shake and bake method,’ along with chemicals and equipment were discovered in the basement and in the garage of the residence,” said Dirker.
Children ages 2, 8, 9, 11 and 12 were removed from the home.
Jason and Brandi Little were charged with the illegal manufacture of drugs, a first-degree felony; illegal assembly of chemicals, a second-degree felony; and endangering children, a third-degree felony.
Both will be arraigned Wednesday in Stow Municipal Court.