Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Single dad arrested for exposing young son to meth lab (Sand Springs, Oklahoma)

Notice that there is NO MENTION of a mother in this home, though there is mention of an elderly grandfather. So it appears that dad JACK LEE EVANS is a single dad, presumably with custody. So how did a father with an established CRIMINAL HISTORY of drug possession get and retain custody of a "young son"? Is mom alive, deceased, what? Of course, we're not told. This, unfortunately, is typical.


Sand Springs Man Arrested For Exposing Father, Son To Meth Lab

Posted: Jan 08, 2013 10:57 AM CST Updated: Jan 08, 2013 11:03 AM CST

Dee Duren, NewsOn6.com

SAND SPRINGS, Oklahoma - Sand Springs Police arrested a man for running a meth lab in the house where he cared for his elderly father and young son. Jack Lee Evans, 56, is in Tulsa County Jail on several complaints including manufacturing methamphetamine, child endangerment and elderly abuse.

Officers were called to the house in the 1200 block of Eucha Creek Place after getting an anonymous tip. They were about 20 feet outside the home when they smelled a "strong and distinct chemical odor...associated with the manufacture of methamphetamine," the arrest report states.

When police confronted Evans about the smell, they say he implied there was an intruder in the garage. Officers found a an active "one pot" lab operating in the garage.

After getting a search warrant, Sand Springs Police found multiple meth pipes, a joint and paraphernalia in the home. They also found an elderly man and a child that were taken to a local hospital to be examined by a nurse trained in dangerous drug exposure, the report states.

Evans told police he was the primary caregiver for his elderly father. He was booked into jail on child endangerment and elder abuse complaints in addition to manufacturing meth, possession of precursor, possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.

The Sand Springs man has a criminal history in Tulsa and Osage counties for drug possession, receiving deferred and suspended sentences.