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Components commonly used to make methamphetamine were located Monday off Longhope Road in Watauga County. Photo courtesy of the Watauga County Sheriff's Office.

Originally published: 2013-05-01 21:46:37
Last modified: 2013-05-01 21:46:36

Meth lab dumped off Longhope Road

by Staff Reports

A dump site for a methamphetamine lab was located Monday in a wooded area off Longhope Road, the Watauga County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday.

The special operations unit located a black trash bag on the side of an old logging road that contained items often used to manufacture meth.

The N.C. Clandestine Laboratory Response Team assisted with the processing and disposal of the hazardous items, the sheriff's office reported. Evidence was collected at the scene, and officers are still investigating the source of the meth lab.