A Cumberland County woman faces charges of promoting the manufacture of methamphetamine and endangering a child after sheriff's deputies visited a rural residence to check on the welfare of a juvenile female, according to records released late last week.

Mary Lesa Thomas, 45, 191 Gordon Lowe Rd. in the Westel community of eastern Cumberland County, faces promotion of the manufacture of meth and reckless endangerment filed after deputies visited the residence to check on the welfare of a 12-year-old female, Deputy Avery Aytes wrote in his report.

He was accompanied on the welfare check by Sgt. Roy Kemmer.

The residence, described as being a single-wide mobile home, had little heat despite 30-degree temperatures outside on Nov. 16 when the incident took place, had little food and only running water in a sink. Also found in the trailer were components commonly used in clandestine methamphetamine labs.

The Department of Children's Services and sheriff's Investigator Chad Norris and Cpl. Rick Lanzilotta were called to the scene. A second daughter was located at a residence off Pig Path Rd.

Both girls and the woman charged were transported to Crossville and after a meeting with DCS, charges were filed. The two girls were taken to Cumberland Medical Center where they were given an examination.