Couple accused of making meth with 3 kids in the house

Update 1:08 pm:

(WBIR) Knox County deputies charged two people for making meth inside a north Knox County home while three young were children were inside.

Selina L. Murphy and Rick Ferris are facing various meth-related charges, including intent to process and sale methamphetamine.

On Monday, investigators searched the couple's home on East Emory Road after they found both suspects faced outstanding warrants.

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Knox County deputies shut down a meth lab inside a home where three children lived Monday afternoon.

Investigators went to the home on east Emory Road in North Knox County because of several existing warrants for the people who lived there.

Selina Murphy and her boyfriend Rickey Farris were arrested.

Investigators said Murphy's three daughters, aged 6, 3, and 2, lived in the downstairs part of the house with their great-grandmother, who has custody of the girls.

"Our folks are in these hazmat suits and it's very dangerous. There could be an explosion plus the chemicals themselves causing danger especially to small children and their lungs," said Martha Dooley, spokesperson for the Knox County Sheriff's Office.

Everyone living in the home had to be decontaminated. The great-grandmother claimed she was unaware meth was being made in the home.


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