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MARYVILLE — Two people were arrested when Blount County authorities raided a residential methamphetamine lab Tuesday afternoon.

Blount County Sheriff’s Office deputies and investigators with the 5th Judicial Drug Task Force responded to the residence on Old Chilhowee Road, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

It was not immediately clear how authorities were first alerted to the scene.

Authorities allegedly discovered four separate “one pot” methamphetamine labs outside, where the suspects apparently were attempting to burn any remaining evidence.

Marijuana plants also allegedly were found growing outside.

The Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force responded to the scene to dispose of the hazardous materials.

Charges are pending against the suspects, a man and a woman, who were not identified by authorities. Both now are being held at the Blount County Detention Facility. One of the suspects also has an active warrant on file in Knox County, according to the news release.



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