LOUDON, Tennessee – A single mother of two is searching for a new home after discovering she was living in a former meth house.
According to WATE, Shelly Underwood thought she was getting a good deal for her home since it was in a nice neighborhood in Loudon, Tennessee.
She had only been living in the house since early December.
“My oldest son started getting nose bleeds that would not stop. They both had diarrhea real bad. So I thought they may have the flu. And later on, I couldn’t sleep. I was up all night. I was up all night having hallucinations. And when I did fall asleep, I had really bad dreams,” Underwood said.
Underwood tried to figure out what was wrong and eventually just looked online. That’s where she found a 2013 story about the former meth house being listed for sale for just $8,500.
She then called the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.
“They originally emailed and said there was a Certificate of Fitness, that the home had passed for the landlord to have someone move in. They next day they called me and said they wanted to have someone come out and do a field test. They found the home was meth positive,” Underwood said.
Officials told her to take what she could and get her and her children out of the home immediately.
“I grabbed what I could and left because of safety. I don’t know what to do. Everything we own is in the home,” she said.
She said she hasn’t decided yet if she will sue her landlord.