MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Blount County authorities say they found 16 methamphetamine labs at one mobile home as an outgrowth of the ``Cash for Cooks'' program.
Four adults and a 17-year-old girl were taken into custody Thursday night after the sheriff's office got a tip about someone cooking meth in Maryville. Two other people fled from the trailer on foot. Charges were pending. Officers said meth was being made in the ``one pot'' method.
Investigators with the Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force were called in and the detainees were decontaminated.
An Alcoa billboard promoting the ``Cast for Cooks'' tip line advertises rewards for turning in suspected meth-making operations. Another billboard will go up soon.