Thomas Wyatt, 37, and Julia Hvostel, 27, both of Jefferson, have been arrested on drug charges after Ashe County Sheriff's had reason to believe the couple were operating a meth lab in their home with their two small children.
They have been charged with manufacturing a control substance and maintaining a dwelling for sale and delivery of a controlled substance.
Their children were taken to Ashe Memorial Hospital before being released to the Department of Social Services.
Hvostel, the mother of the children, is being jailed under a $55,000 bond. Wyatt is the stepfather of the two children and is being jailed under a $50,000 bond. The couple still face pending charges pertaining to their children.