By Max Hrenda
Law enforcement officials say a methamphetamine lab dump site has been found in west Carter County.
According to an incident report from the Carter County Sheriff’s Department, Sgt. Harmon Duncan and Deputy Myles Cook responded to a call Friday at 126 W.R. Yates Road in Johnson City after the owner reported finding suspicious items on his property.
Duncan said he contacted the tenant of the mobile home at the address and was granted permission to search her property and residence. Though nothing was found inside the home, Duncan said that outside, in the backyard, he and Cook found a partially burned empty box of Wal-Phed brand pseudoephedrine, blister packs, cut lithium batteries, and five 20-ounce bottles, which field tests revealed had been used to manufacture methamphetamine.
Clandestine Lab Technicians who were called to the scene told Duncan that, based on the evidence, the drug had been manufactured sometime in the last several days prior to the discovery.
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