Investigators raid Struthers meth house with 2 kids inside

STRUTHERS, Ohio (WYTV) – Investigators say a couple was actively cooking meth when law enforcement busted into their Struthers home Thursday night.

It happened on Moore Street around 10 p.m.

Investigators said two children, 4 and 8 years old, were inside the house at the time of the raid.

The children’s mother, 36-year-old Mandy M. Hale, and her boyfriend, 51-year-old Jeffery L. Westcott, have been arrested. They are charged with illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs.

Children Services was called and the kids will be staying with family members.

A two-month investigation by Struthers police and the Mahoning County Drug Task Force led up to the raid.

The couple appeared in court o Friday, and their bond was set at more than $30,000 each.

This story is corrected to show that Westcott has no relation to the children.