Two people were arrested, two children were taken into protective custody and hazardous materials crews spent hours at a Galt apartment Monday night after police said they found meth lab components.
John Beathard, 44, and Katherine Culbertson, 32, were booked into the Sacramento County Jail on suspicion of child endangerment and multiple felony drug charges.
Culbertson's children, ages 5 and 13, were unharmed and were turned over to Child Protective Services, said Galt Police Sgt. John Rocha.
Police went to the 600 block of E Street, where they believed a wanted parolee was staying, at 1:43 p.m. Monday to serve a search warrant.
Beathard, who previously lived in Lodi, was believed to be staying at the home, Rocha said.
Police said they found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in Beathard's possession. While searching the home, detectives allegedly found chemicals and other components typically used to make methamphetamine.
State drug investigators were called in, and by the time they arrived, searched the home, documented the evidence and seized it, the operation lasted until around midnight, Rocha said.
Though investigators wore full protective suits, no other neighbors were evacuated, he said. Though some components appeared to have already been used in a drug lab, it did not appear that the home itself had housed the lab, Rocha said.
Beathard has previous drug convictions in San Joaquin County, and he most recently pleaded guilty in May 2008 to possession of a controlled substance, according to court records.