LANCASTER – A 70-year-old woman and her son were busted Wednesday morning for keeping a drug house across the street from a Lancaster elementary school, authorities said.
Katherine Hales and 43-year-old Daniel Hales were arrested after deputies found methamphetamine, tar heroin and several bottles of assorted prescription drugs at the duo’s home in the 3200 block of W Avenue L-8, according to Lancaster Station Community Relations deputy Michael Rust.
The home, which is located directly across the street from Valley View Elementary School, had been the source of several complaints regarding drug sales in the area.
Deputies from Lancaster Station’s LANCAP team served a search warrant on the home Wednesday morning and found illegal drugs and a sophisticated surveillance system protecting the home, Rust said.
Several security cameras mounted to the outside of the house were linked to multiple laptop computers found in different rooms inside the home, Rust said.
Katherine Hales was arrested on narcotics-related charges, including maintaining a home for drug use. She was booked at the Lancaster Station on $30,000 bail.
Daniel Hales was arrested for selling drugs in a school zone and other narcotics charges and booked on $30,000 bail.
A 17-year-old girl found inside the home was also arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance. The underage female was released to the custody of her parent.