Authorities say a Carter County family was forced to relocate after one member had to escape to alert police that people had entered a Blue Springs Road home to make methamphetamine.
On Feb. 7 at about 9:30 p.m., deputies of the Carter County Sheriff’s Department responded to a 911 call at 836 Blue Springs Road in Elizabethton.
Carter County Sheriff Chris Mathes said in a press release that deputies found several people and an active meth lab in the residence “with heavy vapors visible.”
Mathes said deputies immediately evacuated the individuals and detained them.
The Carter County Sheriff’s Department Special Operations Unit responded along with the Tennessee Meth Task Force and processed the scene.
Everyone inside the residence had to be decontaminated by the Carter County Emergency and Rescue Squad.
Mathes said that investigators determined that family members from inside the residence were home when at approximately 8:30 p.m. several visitors arrived.
At one point during the visit, according to the release, the family members were apparently told no one was to leave the house.
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