Cops were called to a house on the west side of Springfield on Sunday afternoon and what they found even tugged at hardened officers.
A call from a concerned neighbor about traffic in and out of the house at all hours led officials to the house on Mt. Vernon at mid-day. Inside, they found four adults, six kids (all of them siblings,) and a working meth lab.
Charged with manufacturing a controlled substance, endangering the welfare of a child, and possession of a controlled substance are 49 year-old Neil Thomas Chesley, who is also facing similar charges in Christian County--and more of the same in Greene County; and 25 year-old April Albert.
The kids who all belong to April Albert range in age from 10 to 2 months are in the custody of child protective services.