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Mother Turns In Her Own Son For Operating Meth Lab In Her House

| by Brendan Kelly

A Pennsylvania mother was faced with a tough decision when she discovered what her son had been up to.

Her 24-year-old son had reportedly been running a lab where he made methamphetamine. She decided to turn in her son.

"I had to make the biggest decision any parent has ever done, and I had to call the police on him," Debra London said about turning in her son, James London.

James is accused of making methamphetamine in his mother's home in Taylor, Pennsylvania.

Debra said she tried to offer her son help, but he became erratic and refused. She felt that her only choice was to turn him in.

"He looked at me and he said, 'You know, Mom, this is Fed time,'" Debra told WNEP. "I said, 'You know, it's either Fed time or you're going to be in the ground. It's one or the other.' And after he was handcuffed and they started taking him away, he says, 'Mom, please give me a hug.'"

Debra said she hopes her son understands the decision that she had to make, one she believes was necessary to save his life and potentially others.

A clandestine lab team had to be called to the house because remnants of highly explosive chemicals were thrown into a nearby garbage can, which could be dangerous for neighbors and DPW workers, reports The Times-Tribune.

Debra hopes her son can now get the help that he needs.

James is being held in Lackawanna County jail on $100,000 bail.

Sources: WNEP, The Times-Tribune / Photo credit: Police photo via The Times-Tribune

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