Police Seize Meth Lab Items, Child; Mother Is Charged

Cheryl Ann Danehart is facing charges of child endangerment and operating a clandestine drug laboratory after police allegedly found several ingredients used to produce methamphetamine Saturday in her Triadelphia home.

Danehart, 41, of 648 Gashell Run Road, is in the Northern Regional Jail in Moundsville under $10,000 bond imposed by Ohio County Senior Status Magistrate Howard Carpenter.

A police report states that at 8:20 p.m. Saturday, deputies went to 4971 National Road in response to caller who expressed concerned for Danehart because Danehart allegedly was making suicidal threats and using meth in the presence of her 3-year-old child.

According to the report, two deputies and a state police trooper went to Danehart’s residence and were met on the porch by Danehart, who told them she was upset about breaking up with her boyfriend and then confirmed that the child was in the residence.

The report states Danehart granted permission for deputies to walk through the residence to ensure the welfare of the child. Upon reaching a bedroom in the trailer, a deputy saw Danehart allegedly attempt to hide several items on the dresser by turning over a laundry basket over. The deputy saw numerous items used in the production of methamphetamine, the report states.

The report states the items included sinus tablets, lantern fuel, drain cleaner, batteries, baggies, vinegar, rubber gloves and digital scales. According to the report, police also collected several cellphones, marijuana and a white power substance later identified as methamphetamine.

Ohio County Child Protective Services took custody of the child.