A Sioux Falls couple was in court, Tuesday, after officers found meth-making materials at their home, with five kids inside.
Their home sits in a drug-free zone at 1505 W. 12th Street near West Avenue in Sioux Falls.
The suspects are Tammara King, 34, and Eric Johnson, 41.
Both face multiple drug charges, including possession and manufacturing in a drug-free zone.
Officers responded to 1505 W. 12th Street, Friday afternoon, after a referral from another agency. A narcotics division was brought in to clear the home.
Some of the children in the home were as young as 4 years-old. This is the home where police arrested two people for drug possession
Not only was there meth activity taking place in the home, but police say in a drug-free zone, with Emerson Park right around the corner.
"It's scary because I've heard it's explosive and making them, and for me, that's scary because I have four kids," Ruth Martinez said.
Martinez said while she didn't know the adults who were arrested, she knows the kids, and says that makes it worse.
"Being a mom is a serious job, not one I take lightly. A mom's job is to take care of kids and keep them safe. It's sad and upsetting, scary that it's right around the corner," Martinez said.
Neighbors who didn't want to go on camera said they were surprised the arrests were made because they didn't know what was happening inside the home but they're glad it's done and the kids are safe.
The ages of the kids ranged from 4-15. They are in custody of protective services.