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Multiple Meth Labs Discovered In One House

Posted on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 10:31 am


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A Franklin County Deputy found what is being called the “largest number of meth labs in one house” Thursday evening.

According to Franklin County Sheriff Tim Fuller, the find was made by Investigator George Dyer at a residence on L.P. Bradford Road in Estill Springs.

According to the sheriff, Dyer was acting on information and entered the residence where he found 59 shake and bake labs in operation at one time. “He also found 250 feet of tubing,” the sheriff stated.

Deputies also found 27 soft drink bottles containing Muratic acid, which is used in the production of the highly addictive drug. Also found were a large number of empty Pseudoephedrine boxes and lithium batteries that had been cut into and the lithium strips removed, which are also used in the production of meth.

“George also found approximately a gram finished product in the house,” Fuller said. “This is probably going to be one of the largest meth lab finds in middle Tennessee.”

In addition to the methamphetamines production equipment and drugs, the investigator also located a motorcycle that had been reported stolen.

According to the sheriff, there were two individuals inside the residence and cases against them will be presented to the Franklin County Grand Jury.

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