A Cape Coral mother of four was arrested Friday after detectives found the makings of a meth lab in her home, which is also located near a pre-school.
Cape Coral Police arrested Dawnette Eash, 30, of Cape Coral on charges of trafficking methamphetamine, manufacturing methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a preschool and manufacturing methamphetamine with children present.
Detectives executed a search warrant at Eash's home at 3619 Country Club Boulevard, which is within walking distance of Creative Kids Family, a pre-school. Once inside, detectives discovered materials used to cook meth along with 33.5 ounces of the dangerous drug. Detectives also found four children inside of the home.
Eash admitted to detectives that she manufactures the drug in the home and was arrested and taken to the Lee County Jail.
DCF responded and took custody of the children. An environmental services company also responded and removed hazardous waste from the home.
"For someone to cook meth in a home where children live is not only disgusting and sad...it is extremely dangerous. For these kids to be exposed to these potentially deadly chemicals is staggering. To compound this situation, she was mixing these explosive materials a mere 800 feet from a pre-school. This type of situation is totally unacceptable in Cape Coral, which is why our detectives work so tirelessly on these investigations"-Lieutenant Tony Sizemore.
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