Police say esteemed educator was unaware of meth lab in her home
Chris Sadeghi KENS 5 Eyewitness News
Police descended on the home of a beloved educator in Shavano Park Tuesday to make a drug bust.
Authorities say 81-year-old Nora Forester was the true victim — oblivious to what was going on in her own home.
Neighbors say they turned her quiet home into a crime scene.
"It's a shame to see this happen. Her husband passed away a little over a year ago, and it seems like they just came in and kind of took over the place," neighbor Michele Mode-Hageman said.
Investigators had been watching the home for days, and when they executed the warrant, they found a methamphetamine lab in the garage and fumes strong enough to overwhelm them.
"For the officers, when they first went in, there was burning to the eyes, their throats. They quickly exited. We ventilated the garage for officers' safety," said Lt. Joe Koy, with the Texas Department of Public Safety's narcotics unit.
Instead, authorities and district officials are shocked that she was living in danger, and apparently put there by her own family.