Norfolk, Va. - Joan Noble has been in jail since August. She's accused of making meth inside her Bayview home.
In an interview with NewsChannel 3, her 21-year-old daughter says she turned her mother in and called police.
“Everybody in the family that I`ve talked to, she`s either going to end up in jail or dead, and if I hadn`t have called, she might have ended up dead,” the daughter says.
Since then, Noble says the nickname "meth mom" stuck.
“I called her when I first got in here and I said `Why did you call and say that I was making meth and I was selling it?` And she told me she didn`t do that,” says Noble.
Noble says it was her tenants who made the meth. She rented out two rooms in her Plymouth Street home. Within 24 hours, she says her three new roommates were making meth, and that’s when Noble says she called the cops.
“I had one bottle in my house, one bottle in the utility room, but it was enough to fill my whole house with smoke,” says Noble. “When I called 911, they ran, poured it down my sink and into my toilet.”
Noble admits she was smoking meth at the time, but says she had no hand in manufacturing it.
“You were smoking what they were making?” asked NewsChannel 3’s Marissa Jasek.
“Yes,” responded Noble.
“But I thought you said they only started making it when they moved in?” asked Jasek.
“Oh no, I smoked meth and then they were making it in my house.'
Yesterday Noble pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor charges of accumulating solid waste, releasing hazardous materials and occupying an unsafe structure. Those sentences were suspended and two other charges were dropped.
She still faces two felony possession charges.
“I thank God that he put me in a place that he loved me enough to where I can be Christian Mom instead of Meth Mom.”
Noble remains in jail without bond.