Police: Young children exposed to high levels of meth in Berlin
Four charged for meth possession
2:36 PM, Jul 6, 2017
11:48 AM, Jul 7, 2017
BERLIN, Wis. - Young children were exposed to high levels of methamphetamine in a Berlin home where adults were operating a "one-pot" meth cooking operation, according to police.
Four people have been charged with various drug offenses, including possession of methamphetamine: Russell Barton, 32, of Fond du Lac, Shawn Ellis, 43, of Berlin, Jennie Hetchler, 30, of Berlin and Shannon McFarlin, 32, of Ripon.
Ellis and Hetchler also face charges of manufacturing meth, and Hetchler faces two counts of physical abuse of a child.
The children were taken to a hospital where tests revealed they were exposed to high levels of meth.
The adults living in the home were first arrested on probation and parole violations, but have since been charged with a variety of drug-related offenses, including possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia, maintaining a drug trafficking place, and child abuse.