Record meth bust conducted in Kingston

11:24 PM, Feb 18, 2013   |    comments
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Authorities recently conducted the largest meth lab seizure in the history of one Roane County community Sunday night.

The Kingston Police Department and Roane County Sheriff's Office Methamphetamine Lab Team found 22 "one-pot" bottles at 739 Gallaher Road in Kingston.

One-pot, which is also another name for "shake and bake" according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, allows meth producers to cook the drug quicker with less chemicals.

The bottles were found inside and outside of the house. The Kingston Police Department said the Tennessee Meth Task Force was called in to remove hazardous materials.

Authorities say the potential yield could have netted 50 grams of methamphetamine, which has a street value of $5,000.

One neighbor who lives by the property, which is now under quarantine, said they were surprised a meth lab was so close.

"There was a lot of garbage in the backyard, litter all over the place, so you knew that the people weren't exactly right," said neighbor Jaron Stewart. "But, you would have never expected three houses down a meth house being found."

Another neighbor Donna Young, said she was just relieved the lab was found.

"I'm tickled to death, finally somebody's done something," she said.

According to a notice posted on the house's door, hazardous materials may still be on the property.

The Kingston Police Department has not released the names of the people who live at the site.

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