Meth lab found in Lattasburg Road home

Law enforcement officials located a one-pot meth lab Saturday morning, but have yet to make any arrests.

According to reports, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office was called at about 1:30 a.m. to a home on the 3500 block of Lattasburg Road, near the intersections with Congress and Smyser roads, because of a report about a fight between two males.

Deputies learned one of the men had left the residence. Then, they received a second call reporting the men were cooking methamphetamine in a detached garage.

Josh Hunt, tech agent with the Medway Drug Enforcement Agency, said deputies responded to the garage first and detected a chemical odor.

Hunt said all of the chemicals associated with the one-pot method of cooking meth, such as pseudoephedrine, muriatic acid and lithium, were found in the garage.

He added it did not appear there was a recent cook taking place by the time Medway agents arrived to dismantle the lab, but there were signs of previous cooks.

Hunt and Medway Director Don Hall said no arrests had been made as of Tuesday, but charges will be considered for a male and female couple who apparently rented a residence on the property.

The male was allegedly involved in the altercation with the man who left the residence, who Hunt said they are not looking for as a suspect.

Hunt and Hall said the investigation is ongoing.

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