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Lawrence police find meth lab

By Kristen Bishop
kbishop@decaturdaily.com 340-2443

MOULTON — A Moulton man was on the lam Tuesday after authorities busted his meth-making operation, said police.

Lawrence County sheriff's deputies and Drug Task Force agents executed a search warrant Monday evening at 16361 Lawrence County 7 near the Landersville community.

Drug Task Force commander Amard Martin did not identify the homeowner but believes a man lived in the camper alone.

Agents, wearing protective clothing and gas masks, entered the camper and found what appeared to be a meth lab, he said.

"We found a lot of pseudo-ephedrine, the main ingredient, with Wal-Mart receipts," he said. Agents also found muriatic acid, lithium batteries and drain cleaner — all ingredients used to make meth.

Authorities had not arrested the homeowner as of Tuesday at 4 p.m., but Martin said the investigation is ongoing and he planned to make an arrest soon.

The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board is assisting in the investigation.

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