Polk finds fourth meth lab this year

Published 8:52 pm Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Polk County detectives discovered the county’s fourth meth lab this year along Coxe Road in Green Creek.
The meth lab was found last Thursday, Feb. 20 and was determined to be a small lab, consisting of one two-liter bottle and empty battery cases, according to sheriff reports. The lab was described as a shake and bake method.
There have been no arrests made in the case with the sheriff’s office still investigating.
Thursday’s discovery adds to a growing number of meth labs discovered in Polk County so far this year. There were three labs discovered in the county in January, including the latest discovered in Sunny View on Thursday, Jan. 30.
The sheriff’s office also discovered two other meth labs in the month of January. The first was discovered on Jan. 1 as a meth lab dumpsite in Green Creek on John Weaver Road.
Another, the county’s largest meth lab in recent history, was discovered while suspects were cooking methamphetamine at 315 Scoggins Road, Green Creek on Jan. 9, according to sheriff reports.

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