December 2nd , 2013 11:31 am Leave a comment

Mathes: Lab haul could be state’s largest-ever

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Carter County and state authorities say a haul of suspected methamphetamine labs earlier
this week in Roan Mountain may, in fact, be the largest of its kind in Tennessee’s history.

A photo provided by the Carter County Sheriff’s Department shows some of the materials officers found inside the U.S. 19E home.

A photo provided by the Carter County Sheriff’s Department shows some of the materials officers found inside the U.S. 19E home.

On Friday, in a press release, Sheriff Chris Mathes said that 373 gallons of hazardous waste – including 201 “one pot” bottles and hydrochloric acid gas generators, both of which are used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine – was recovered from inside the house at 8377 U.S. Highway 19E.

In the release, Mathes said that by his estimation, as well as that of Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Assistant Special Agent in Charge Tommy Farmer, Tennessee may have never seen a lab of this size.

“This meth lab seizure is suspected as being the largest in state history,” Mathes said.

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