Officials uncover meth lab, find infant inside house fire

Larry Jenkins

CLARK CO., OH (WCMH) — Clark County officials have arrested a man after discovering methamphetamines and a newborn infant at the site of a house fire.

Clark County Sheriff’s Office detectives noticed the fire on Tuesday just after 6pm on Gerlaugh Road. Detectives located a large amount of evidence that pointed to the manufacture and use of methamphetamines.

A newborn infant was inside the residence and was exposed to elements of the meth manufacturing process.

Detectives found a laboratory in a trailer in the back yard of the residence that was not actively operating.

The owner of the trailer, Larry D. Jenkins, is accused of starting the illegal burn. He was arrested and charged with one count of felony illegal manufacture of drugs and one count of felony child endangering. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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