STRUTHERS, Ohio (WKBN) – A Struthers couple has been indicted on charges related to the manufacture of meth.
Jeffrey Westcott and Mandy Hale are accused of cooking methamphetamine in their home while kids were inside.
Westcott and Hale were secretly indicted by a grand jury on Thursday. Their case now heads to Mahoning County.
They’re charged with illegal manufacture of drugs, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, possession of drugs, child endangering and having weapons while under disability.
The couple appeared in a Struthers court on Friday morning, and then they were returned to the Mahoning County Jail.
The kids — who are 4 and 8 years old — remain with relatives.
Editor’s note: Although Westcott and Hale appeared in Struthers Municipal Court on Thursday, they were indicted by a Mahoning County grand jury on Thursday. This story has been corrected.