Blount Co. officials bust second meth lab in two days

5:34 PM, Jan 5, 2013   |    comments
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Blount County officials are investigating a "one pot" meth lab discovered near a shopping center parking lot Saturday.

Maryville police, along with the Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force, responded to a call about a suspicious backpack found in a grassy area near a Kmart on McCammon Avenue. Officials found a "one pot" method lab inside the backpack, making it the second of that type found within two days.

Investigators say the evidence shows meth had been cooked recently.

According to the release, investigators with the Task Force neutralized and inventoried the ingredients, and the Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force arrived to dispose of the lab.

Investigators found a similar lab Friday in Alcoa. Two people are now in custody following that bust.

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