First Look at Busted Taylor County Meth Lab

By: Phil Levin Email
By: Phil Levin Email

In a remote area of Taylor County outside of Thorp law enforcement say they have busted the second meth lab in the area this summer.

"Information that we recieve from on the streets is that there is a problem in our area," said Taylor County Sheriff Bruce Daniels.

Following the bust on August 23, two men suspected of involvement with the lab are in custody. Daniels says it's a success but also just a start. His team is still looking for dealers, manufacturers, and customers involved in the operation.

Since the investigation is ongoing he won't give specific amounts of materials seized or where they were found, but says the supply's purpose was unmistakable.

"You're talking turpentine, battery acid, bathroom cleaner, and people are ingesting this into their system," said Daniels. "I can't imagine how anybody is going to think that is going to have a good result."

The dangerous chemicals on the site has since been cleaned. A crew of specialists was hurried to the home the day after the raid.

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