Fullerton police bust drug lab while searching for parents of 3-year-old wandering streets

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Saturday, May 20, 2023
Fullerton police bust drug lab while returning 3-year-old to parents
Fullerton police found a drug lab when they tried to locate the parents of a 3-year-old wandering the streets in a diaper.

FULLERTON, Calif. (KABC) -- Two alarming discoveries were made by police in Fullerton on Friday.

First, police were called after a 3-year-old was found wandering alone in a diaper this afternoon on West Gage Avenue near South Woods Avenue.

Then, when officers went looking for the parents, they say they found a drug lab inside a home.

They arrested three men and placed the child in protective custody.

A search warrant was obtained for the home.

Several nearby houses also had to be evacuated as hazardous materials experts assessed the situation.