Three arrested for alleged meth lab in home with infant
BY KENDRICK MARSHALL World Staff Writer
Sunday, December 02, 2012
Three people were arrested early Sunday on accusations they were manufacturing methamphetamine in a home where an infant lived.
Amanda Camille Johnson, 19, Kenneth Berek Bronson, 23, and Harold Dean Johnson, 20, were taken into custody from a home in the 1000 block of North Louisville Avenue.
Amanda Johnson was arrested on complaints of harboring a fugitive, endeavoring to manufacture and child endangerment.
Bronson was jailed on complaints of endeavoring to manufacture and child endangerment. Harold Johnson was being held on complaints of endeavoring to manufacture and harboring a fugitive, jail record show.
Tulsa police arrived at the home about 12:30 a.m. to locate Bronson, who had been wanted on several outstanding arrest warrants in Tulsa County, an arrest report said.
As officers entered the home, they smelled an odor associated with methamphetamine, police said.
After learning that Amanda Johnson's 4-month-old child was in the home, the child was immediately removed from the residence.
Police went back into the home and found several items they allegedly determined to be used for methamphetamine manufacturing, including glassware, chemicals and other equipment, the report said.
Bronson, who is believed to be the father of infant, was found by police hiding in a nearby closet, the report said.
He told deputies that meth had been produced in the home as early as the previous afternoon, police said.
Bronson also reportedly informed police that he observed what he thought were drug deals, and that he allegedly provided boxes of pseudoephedrine to Harold Johnson in exchange for meth, the report indicated.
Johnson stated to police that he did purchase the pseudoephedrine six days ago, and that he knows "it is used to cook dope," the report noted.
They werer all being held in the Tulsa Jail without bond.