DENISON, Tex. -- Two people are in custody after a meth lab bust in Denison, and their child is now in the hands of Child Protective Services.
Authorities say 26-year-old Matthew Wright and his 22-year-old wife, Candace Wright, were arrested just after midnight Tuesday charged with manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance.
Grayson County Sheriff’s Deputies raided their home in the 900 block of Chase Street early Wednesday morning. That residence is within 1,000 feet of a school.
In the back yard, deputies found an active meth lab complete with chemicals and glassware used to make the drug. The couple’s three-year-old child was also at the home at the time.
"The baby went to a family member’s house. CPS will be doing a further investigation. Another child was actually taken into CPS custody not long ago that was not here at the time," Sgt. Ricky Wheeler of the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office said.
Because the meth lab was near a school, if the couple is charged they could face a prolonged sentence.