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Mom leaves kids in home with burned-up meth lab

WKYC.com, September 19, 2013

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP -- Police and the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force are searching for Amanda Sue Garrison, 31, of Springfield Twp., in connection to a meth lab explosion that left one man severely burned and endangered her three children.

On Saturday, police officers responded to a Gowanda Avenue residence for a report of a suspected methamphetamine lab.

Police found that there was, in fact, an active lab and that it had caught fire the night before. Garrison reportedly took a man from the home who had been burned in the fire to the hospital, leaving her three minor children inside the contaminated residence alone.

The children received a medical evaluation at a local hospital and have been put into protective custody.

Warrants have been issued for Amanda Sue Garrison for illegal assembly of chemicals, endangering children and tampering with evidence.

It is believed that she has left the area to avoid arrest.

Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Amanda Sue Garrison are encouraged to contact The Springfield Township Police Department at (330) 784-1609 or The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED.