LAPORTE | A LaPorte boy begged his father to stop cooking methamphetamine, with its toxic vapors, inside their home, according to court documents released Friday.
Instead, the dad, Adam Tener, 32, was arrested earlier this week and charged with Class C felony neglect of a dependent and Class D felony maintaining a common nuisance in LaPorte Circuit Court.
According to court documents, the LaPorte Metro Operations Unit on Sunday was called to a mobile home owned by Tener at 1083 E. Ind. 2 on a report of a possible meth lab in the home.
Officers discovered evidence of a meth lab along with methamphetamine and other drugs. Officers also found the 12-year-old boy on a living room sofa playing video games.
There also was strong chemical odor inside the home and evidence that meth had last been cooked in the home the previous night.
Information released after Tener's court appearance Friday indicates that meth was being made inside the home since mid-November.
Tener told investigators he was involved in making meth, but had not actually cooked it recently. He said Sebrina Hutson was doing most of the cooking lately and he was only assisting in the most recent batches, according to court documents.
Hutson, 25, also was arraigned Friday on counts including dealing and possession of methamphetamine, both Class B felonies.
Police said the meth was being made with chemicals and other ingredients reacting together inside bottles found in a bathtub.
Tener also told investigators his son "has been begging him for some time now to stop what he has been doing along with Sebrina," according to court documents.
Police said evidence also was gathered that indicated meth was being sold from the residence. Hutson told investigators she sold about half of the meth that was being made while keeping the remainder for personal use, court records disclosed.
The boy was transported to a local hospital for evaluation because of the vapors associated with the cooking of meth. Indiana Department of Child Services' child protective services were called.
Karey Swedersky, 42, of Michigan City, was charged with Class B misdemeanor visiting a common nuisance.