Meth Lab Found in Home of Third-Grade Teacher

Cops say she ran it with her husband
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted May 16, 2015 10:51 AM CDT
Lori Whitley.   (Police photo)
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(Newser) – Shades of Walter White: A teacher in North Carolina has been charged with running a meth lab. Police say Lori Whitley, 38, and husband Gary Whitley, 41, ran a meth lab inside their own home near Zebulon. Both are in jail, and Lori Whitley has been suspended from her job as a third-grade teacher at the school where she has worked for 13 years, reports the News & Observer.

The couple also have been charged with endangering the welfare of a child because they have an 8-year-old son who lived with them and thus in the vicinity of a potentially volatile chemicals. He is now in the custody of protective services. "Unreal," says a neighbor, who tells WRAL that he'd noticed a chemical odor wafting from the house recently.

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