York Co. mom sentenced to 8 years of jail after cooking meth with kids in home

A York County woman involved in the manufacturing of meth while her three children were home was sentenced to 8 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to multiple drug charges, according to Leslie Robinson, 16th Circuit Assistant Solicitor. 

Shealee Henigar, 25, was first arrested in December 3, 2013 after a tip was sent out to police. She was let out on bond August 2014 and re-arrested on more drug charges while she was pregnant. Robinson says Henigar had her fourth child in the York County Detention Center.

Robinson says Henigar pleaded guilty to manufacturing meth and three counts of exposing her minor children to the chemicals and materials involved in the manufacture of meth as well as other charges from her second arrest. David Lee Ray Jr., 30, pled guilty to the same charges in May 2015 and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, according to the 16th Circuit Solicitor's Office.

In December 2013 when Henigar and Ray were charged the three children who were 3, 2, and 9 months at the time were taken into custody by the South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS). They also took custody of the fourth child born in jail, according to Robinson. 

When police got to the home at the time of the incident they found a one-pot shake and bake meth lab. The children were decontaminated and Henigar gave a statement saying one child ingested meth. Finished meth products and the manufacturing materials were found in the same room as a crib for the youngest child, according to the 16th Circuit Solicitor's Office.