Dec 4, 2014 10:28 AM by News Staff
VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities in Southern California say they found a potentially explosive drug lab at a house that serves as a day-care center for small children.
A San Bernardino County sheriff's statement said Wednesday that investigators confiscated 90 canisters of highly flammable butane at the house in Victorville, along with two guns that were easily accessible to the five children ages five and under who spend days there.
The statement says the drug lab was equipped to extract concentrated cannabis, a process that can bring fire and explosions.
Authorities say they arrested 43-year-old Ramona Meza, who operates the day-care center where she tends to her own two children and three others.
They say when they served a search warrant there Monday They found two children unattended while Meza was gone picking up the others.
Deputies reached by phone didn't know if Meza had an attorney.
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