Scott County couple arrested after meth, other drugs found in home with small child

Beth Hamlin (left) and Larry "Joe" Jeffers (Right) (source: Scott County Sheriff's Office)
Beth Hamlin (left) and Larry "Joe" Jeffers (Right) (source: Scott County Sheriff's Office)

PIONEER (WATE) – A Scott County couple face drug and Haley’s Law child abuse charges after officers found meth and other drugs at their home.

Beth Hamlin and Larry “Joe” Jeffers are charged with possession of meth, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of Haley’s Law.

Drug agents received information Monday night from a concerned citizen that Hamlin and Jeffers were at Jeffers’ home in Pioneer, possible making meth and doing drugs, and they had a small child in the home.

Officers arrived and spoke with Jeffers and Hamlin, who invited the officers into their home.

The officers spotted to small corner baggies of suspected meth in plain view on the kitchen countertop, as well as a burnt spoon with white residue on it.

Jeffers and Hamlin allowed the offers to search the rest of the home and while they did not find a meth lab, they found several needles within reach of a 2-year-old girl, snorting straws with white residue in them and a marijuana pipe with marijuana in it.

Jeffers and Hamlin admitted to smoking the meth in the baggies.

Another detective found a meth smoking pipe containing meth residue in Hamlin’s bodily cavity. She was also in possession of Xanax pills for which she did not have a prescription.

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