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One-pot meth labs discovered in Lenoir City home

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More than a dozen "one-pot" meth labs were discovered Sunday inside a Loudon County home on the 300-block of Abbott Road in Lenoir City. More than a dozen "one-pot" meth labs were discovered Sunday inside a Loudon County home on the 300-block of Abbott Road in Lenoir City.
"Once I found out what was going on it kind of concerned me because I know how risky it can be to break up," said neighbor Sean Brassfield. "Once I found out what was going on it kind of concerned me because I know how risky it can be to break up," said neighbor Sean Brassfield.
"It's not going to be livable. It's got to be dangerous for the whole area and the house needs to go. It needs to be condemned, torn down, whatever they need to do and we're going to petition it," said resident Tommy Bryan. "It's not going to be livable. It's got to be dangerous for the whole area and the house needs to go. It needs to be condemned, torn down, whatever they need to do and we're going to petition it," said resident Tommy Bryan.
"All the neighbors know everybody and kind of know what's going on, keep tabs and a close-eye. I don't think anybody was surprised by what happened today," said neighbor Richard Hawkins. "All the neighbors know everybody and kind of know what's going on, keep tabs and a close-eye. I don't think anybody was surprised by what happened today," said neighbor Richard Hawkins.

By LAURA HALM
6 News Reporter

LENOIR CITY (WATE) - More than a dozen "one-pot" meth labs were discovered Sunday inside a Loudon County home on the 300-block of Abbott Road in Lenoir City.

The Loudon County Sheriff's Office says while they were searching the home they found materials to make meth all over the home, even hidden inside the walls.

Investigators say this was the biggest meth bust they have encountered so far this year.

Charges of manufacturing and posession of meth are pending against Monica McCullough, 29, and Steven Bowers, 22.

The flashing lights, yellow tape, and the Meth Task Force parked outside a home on Abbott Road Sunday was a scary sight for people living nearby.

"I didn't think about drugs being on this street," said one homeowner who didn't want to give her name for safety reasons.

Investigators found 13 meth labs inside the home. Deputies initially came to serve a probation warrant, but when they were inside they found materials to make meth, as well as needles, pills, and razor blades.

Four people have been arrested, but their names and charges are not being released yet because the investigation is ongoing.

Residents here say it was worrisome to find out a dangerous drug was being made so close to their home.

"Once I found out what was going on it kind of concerned me because I know how risky it can be to break up," said neighbor Sean Brassfield.

The sheriff's office says there have been problems at the home before.

"All the neighbors know everybody and kind of know what's going on, keep tabs and a close eye. I don't think anybody was surprised by what happened today," said neighbor Richard Hawkins.

The home has been quarantined, but homeowners on Abbott Road say they're going to take a stand to keep their neighborhood safe.

"It's not going to be livable. It's got to be dangerous for the whole area and the house needs to go. It needs to be condemned, torn down, whatever they need to do and we're going to petition it," said resident Tommy Bryan.

In cases where a home has been quarantined because of meth, it must be cleaned and inspected by state officials before anyone can go back inside.

The sheriff's office says a member of the meth clean-up crew had to be taken to the hospital because of heat exhaustion. That person is expected to be OK.

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