Two charged for making meth and endangering the welfare of their children

Posted at 9:42 AM, Dec 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-07 09:42:50-05

Fredonia Police discovered a meth lab inside a home where four children live.

Police assisted a Chautauqua County Child Protection worker who suspected there was some type of drug manufacturing equipment inside the home at 15 Berry Road in Fredonia.

Police say when they arrived, Krystal Hafner was inside with her two month old baby, disposing the chemical solutions and equipment.

According to officials, when Hafner disposed the chemicals, noxious fumes filled the home, causing it to be evacuated. Fredonia Fire and Chautauqua County Hazardous Materials Response team responded to the scene.

The Fredonia Police Department says it secured a warrant for the home and the New York State Police Special Operations Response Team collected evidence. Based on what was found at the scene, police were able to charge Hafner and her boyfriend Christopher Miller, who was not home at the time. According to officials, both were charged with unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine and endangering the welfare of a child. Hafner was additionally charged with unlawful disposal of methamphetamine lab materials.

Officers say Hafner and Miller live in the home with four of their nine children, ranging in age from two months to 17 years.

Fredonia Police were also assisted by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be made.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Fredonia Police Department.