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16 meth labs found at 1 trailer in Maryville

16 meth labs found at 1 trailer in Maryville
Posted July 19th, 2013 @ 2:40pm by News Center

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.

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