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August 22 10:43 AM

Four arrested after children exposed to drugs

Two more adults were arrested for cruelty to juveniles after children were exposed to illegal drugs in their home.

Two other adults were arrested last month and were already behind bars, bringing the total number of suspects to four.

All of the adults and two children, ages 18 months and 11 years, lived at 8386 Crouch Dam Road in Mooringsport.

The location was the site of a narcotics investigation in July, during which two men, 42-year-old Jerry Oliver Jr. and 45-year-old Richard Burroughs, were arrested.

During the investigation, agents found active meth labs at Burroughs’s Crouch Dam Road residence and the ingredients to make meth at a trailer on Jack Todd Road that belonged to Oliver.

Oliver was charged with two counts of manufacturing metham phetamine and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Burroughs was charged with two counts of manufacturing methamphetamine and one count of possession of methamphetamine.

The children were taken into state custody and tested for exposure to illegal drugs and the chemicals used to manufacture meth.

Based on those results, all four adults were charged with cruelty to juveniles.

Caddo Sheriff’s Detective Dorothy Brooks arrested 35-year-old Tonya Knowles and 46-year-old Michele Kerry, both of 8386 Crouch Dam Road, and booked them into the Caddo Correctional Center.

Both Oliver and Burroughs were already in CCC, where the additional cruelty charges were added.

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