ROAN MOUNTAIN — It was a major effort, but Carter County Sheriff Chris Mathes said a clandestine methamphetamine “super lab” was cleaned up and cleared in time for officers and agents to enjoy their Thanksgiving.
Mathes said state officials believe it may be the largest such lab in state history.
Mathes said officers completed the cleanup of the vacant house at 8377 Highway 19E in Roan Mountain at approximately 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. He said the cleanup was conducted over 36 hours.
In addition to 20 officers from the sheriff’s department, Mathes said many other groups assisted in the effort. These included the Tennessee Mehtamphetamine Task Force and other hazardous material personnel, the Carter County Rescue Squad and the Roan Mountain Volunteer Fire Department, working in the coldest weather so far this year.
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