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Police find 41 meth labs at once

AL - Police have found 41 one-pot meth labs on the side of Lookout Mountain in DeKalb County. On Wednesday, the county’s drug task force investigated several tips of a methamphetamine lab on County Road 83, said Sheriff Jimmy Harris in a news release. Several agencies investigated and found the meth labs and a large amount of other items used to manufacture the drug, he said. Each pot had the potential to produce about three grams of meth, he said. A hazardous materials unit was called to clean up the materials and removed them from the area. It appears that the labs were being run in the area and, when they were finished, the cooks were discarding the labs on site, Harris said. Several suspects have been identified, but no one has been arrested at this point, Harris said.

From Chattanooga Times Free Press

Bust nets $2.4 million meth operation

CA - A methamphetamine manufacturing operation with a potential to produce nearly $2.4 million in the illicit drug, was broken up Tuesday by narcotics agents from several north state law enforcement agencies. Search warrants were served at a home on Hastings Avenue in Gridley and at a ranch in Richvale, resulting in the seizure of 43 one-pound bags of powdered ephedrine, a methamphetamine precursor. Forty marijuana plants and two firearms were also confiscated. A man associated with the properties, William Lavy, 68, was taken into custody on suspicion of possession of ephedrine for sales, and being an ex-felon in possession of firearms during the commission of a felony.

Full story, Chico Enterprise Record

Baby found in meth lab

Sumner County, TN - A crime spree spanning five mid-state counties led authorities to two meth labs, at least 11 stolen vehicles, and dozens of guns. It started when the Sumner County Sheriff's Department investigated a missing vehicles case. That led them to a home in Bethpage, where they found several trucks that appeared to have been stripped down. Investigators soon discovered an active meth lab in the home and a five-month-old infant in the house.

Full story, WTVF-TV

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