Red Bay police discover meth lab
Melissa Dozier-Cason, FCT staff writer
RED BAY – Officers from the Red Bay Police Department recently discovered a lab where methamphetamine was being produced, and a clean up crew was called in to dispose of the items properly.
The Red Bay police received a call Friday morning about an abandoned car stuck on Highway 24.
Once the officers discovered the car, they found the components of a meth lab in a nearby house, Chief Pat Creel said.
A clean up crew that is federally licensed to clean up meth labs was called in to dispose of the product properly.
The crew arrived in Red Bay late in the day Friday, Creel said.
No arrests were made in connection with the lab.
Red Bay police have their suspicions but no evidence to link the lab to anyone in particular, Creel said.
"We had every intention of sitting on the lab to see who showed up but simply did not have the manpower to do so," Creel said.
This is the second meth lab found in the county this year.
The first was a rolling meth lab located in a vehicle, and found during a traffic stop, Creel said.