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Meth labs found on Hartsville Pike

By Caitlin Rickard crickard@lebanondemocrat.com • Updated May 15, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Multiple law enforcement agencies are working the scene of a meth lab at 613 Hartsville Pike in Lebanon.

Lebanon police Chief Scott Bowen said they received an anonymous tip that those inside the home were cooking methamphetamine.

He said officers then went to the house and were given consent to search inside.

“When they entered, officers started to notice bottles and things like that that led them to believe meth was being manufactured there,” Bowen said. “It looks like there are several active shake-and-bake type labs in bottles.”

Bowen said four people were inside the home, along with a couple of animals.

Bowen said Lebanon police officers and meth technicians, Lebanon firefighters, Lebanon Public Safety officials and Wilson County Emergency Management Agency were all on the scene. He also said Animal Control was also called to help with the animals inside the home.

“Our meth technicians are working now to remove ingredients and things from inside the house and public safety is also working to [decontaminate] the people who were in the home and the officers who entered the home,” Bowen said. “It looks like we might be here awhile.”

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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