Five children were removed from a residence near Kirkland late Thursday evening where meth was allegedly being produced.

Lincoln County Sheriff’s investigators executed a search warrant and subsequently arrested four adults.

 “There were a total of five children age nine to under two in the residence with the potential to be exposed to drugs in the residence,” said Investigator Mike Pitts.

Tennessee Department of Children’s Services (DCS) took the children into custody, according to authorities.

Approximately one-half to one ounce of meth was confiscated, along with some prescription medicine following a search of the residence located at 10 Oak Point Drive. Pitts noted that this case is not connected to a previous meth lab bust about three weeks ago.  

“This was another case we had been working on,” Pitts said, noting that one of those arrested was a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

“There are more arrests forthcoming,” Pitts added.

Deanna Jo Warren, 43, 10 Oak Point Dr., was charged with two counts of aggravated child abuse, two counts of meth manufacturing, delivery, sale, and possession with intent, sale of schedule VI drug, manufacture, delivery, sale and possession of a schedule VI drug, and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was held on $214,000 bond.

Lorena Nichole Thompson, 24, 10 Oak Point Dr., was charged with three counts of aggravated child abuse, meth manufacturing, two counts of delivery, sale and possession with intent, possession of a firearm and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was held on $311,000 bond. 

Matthew Warren, 35, 26 TMW Rd., was charged with two counts of aggravated child abuse, two counts of meth manufacture, delivery and sale with intent to distribute, sale of a schedule VI drug, manufacture, delivery, sale and possession of a schedule VI drug and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was held on $249,000 bond.

Nicholas Hosmer, 27, 1004 Beech Dr., was charged with three counts of aggravated child abuse, two counts of meth manufacturing, sale, and delivery with intent to distribute, carrying a weapon for the purpose of going armed, and possession of a firearm. He was held on $360,000 bond.