Adults arrested for exposing children to drugs

By Nikki Henderson |

Published 08/19 2014 02:45PM

Updated 08/19 2014 11:56PM

Four adults are facing charges for cruelty to juveniles after children were exposed to illegal drugs in their home.

All of the adults and two children, ages 18-months-old and 11-years-old, lived in the 8300 block of Crouch Dam Rd. in Mooringsport.

The location is the same as the site of a narcotics investigation back in July, during which the two adult males, Jerry Oliver Jr. and Richard Burroughs, were arrested on drug charges.

During the July drug investigation agents found active meth labs at Burroughs' Crouch Dam Road residence and the ingredients to make meth at a trailer on Jack Todd Rd. belonging to Oliver.

The children were taken into state custody and tested for exposure to illegal drugs and the chemicals used to manufacture meth. Based on those results, Oliver, Burroughs and two women were charged with cruelty to juveniles.

Caddo Sheriff's authorities arrested Tonya Knowles, 35, and Michele Kerry, 46, both of 8386 Crouch Dam Road, and booked them into the Caddo Correctional Center.

Oliver, 42, and Burroughs, 45, were already in CCC where the additional cruelty charges were added.  

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