BREAKING: Possible Meth Lab Fire in Loxley with Children Inside

LOXLEY, AL (WKRG) — Authorities in Baldwin County are looking for two suspects involved in a “shake and bake” meth lab that started a fire inside a mobile home early Wednesday morning in Loxley with two children reportedly inside at the time.

Late Wednesday afternoon arrest warrants were signed on William Eugene Petty of Loxley and Angela Lynn Balentine of Elberta. They face a host of charges including drug trafficking, reckeless endangerment and chemical endangerment of a child. These are mugshots from previous arrests.

News 5’s Debbie Williams is told the fire started in a back room around 1:00am on Shell Court in Loxley, leading to an overnight fire. Five people were asleep inside the mobile home at the time of the blaze including the children both under the age of 10.  Everyone was able to escape unharmed.

Neighbor John Walker says he knew something had changed at the house in the last couple of months.  He says there has been in increase in traffic at the home in the usually quiet neighborhood.  “There has been a few incidences that has made us all kind of question what was going on over there.”

Petty and Balentine are not in custody.

 

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