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Three Charged with Child Abuse for Making Methamphetamine

By: KKTV- Mindy Stone
By: KKTV- Mindy Stone

For the first time in Pueblo history, three people face child abuse charges for manufacturing methamphetamine in a house where five children were living.

Two men have been arrested and police are still looking for a third suspect. Each faces four counts of child abuse as well as charges for the manufacturing of the drug.

The case began March 26th, in a home on Pueblo's south side. Police found a meth lab inside the home in the 600 block of Acero Avenue after firefighters had responded to a call about a fire at the home. Once inside, police also found five kids between the ages of eight and 13 were living at the house.

A 2003 law enacted by the Colorado state legislature making it a crime to manufacture drugs in a house where kids might be, opened the door for prosecutors to charge the three adults with felony child abuse.

Pueblo Deputy District Attorney, Jeff Lindsey says this is the first time the D.A.'s office has charged someone with such a crime in the county.

Twenty eight year old Jerry Bailey was arrested last week. He posted $50,000 bond. His roommate, 28 year old Daniel Sunday is in jail in Colorado Springs. He faces similar charges in both cities.

Pueblo police are still looking for 35 year old Belinda Wilson. A warrant has been issued for her arrest.

If you have any information on Wilson's whereabouts, call Crime Stoppers. They can be reached at 634-STOP in Colorado Springs, or at 542-STOP in Pueblo.


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