Meth lab found in woods

By: Emi FitzGerald Email
By: Emi FitzGerald Email

GRAYSON CO. -- Grayson county sheriff's deputies are looking for suspects after busting a drug lab Wednesday night. Deputies say a tip call led them to the makings of a meth lab hidden in the woods.

A county environmental office spread the evidence along the side of Highway 69 north of Denison. A caller saw a blue tub in the woods and thought it was looked suspicious. Authorities found tubes, empty containers of starting fluid, acetone, plastic protective suits, and other supplies used to cook meth.

Sheriff's officials say it looks like someone left these items in the woods to pick it up later. There weren’t enough chemicals left in the containers to cause environmental concerns.

"This definitely was a lab one time because of the protective clothing that is found here and some of the glass works, the tubes and everything that would still be available to be used, but the chemicals are almost gone," said Lt. David Hawley, with the Grayson county sheriff’s office.

Lt. David Hawley says it will cost about $5,000 to clean the area. Whoever is responsible will be fined for that amount. No word Wednesday night on exactly how many people may be involved.

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  • by Pres. Ron Paul on Aug 3, 2007 at 03:11 PM
    I'm tired of paying taxes to fund the futile war against drugs. All of the violence associated with the illicit drug trade would not exist if there wasn't any money in it for criminals. Prohibition has done absolutely nothing to curb drug abuse & there are already laws against assault, theft, & child neglect, so why criminalize what someone does to their own body? Drug abuse isn't the problem with our world today, it is merely a symptom of bigger issues. Drug abuse is bad, but the drug war is worse.
  • by JIMBOB Location: BRYAN on Aug 2, 2007 at 01:08 PM
  • by Becky Location: Sherman on Aug 2, 2007 at 11:49 AM
    I think the people responsaible for this should pay for the clean up or do it themselves. BUT making prisoners do it just because they are in jail that is stupid some are not even in jail for drugs. Sounds like Jason needs to go and clean it up if he wants to rent his truck for 3000.00
  • by tracy Location: sherman on Aug 2, 2007 at 11:40 AM
    well i am sure you can get some kind of finger prints off the materials that where found get the gloves and find the fingerprints inside or something and then make them clean the darn mess up i am tired of paying taxes for this crap too
  • by Jason Location: Mead on Aug 2, 2007 at 10:35 AM
    $5,000 for clean up. That sounds a bit high. Must be like the 20,000.00 Dollar hammers that Nasa Buys. Take the inmates that you have there in house and dump truck out there and clean it up. Surely the Cty Commissoner can loan the Sherrifs department a truck. I'll rent you mine for $3,000.00. And using the free man power sittin gthere in the can you'll still save $2,000.00
  • by That Girl Location: Bryan County on Aug 2, 2007 at 08:14 AM
    Not only should the person who left the meth material be fined but they should also be sent to prison. I am so tired of the tax payers money having to be spent on this kind of crap. Make the persons responsible for the mess pay for all the clean up and related charges.
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