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FAYETTEVILLE – According to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, a series of events led to the discovery of an alleged methamphetamine lab in an upscale subdivision where houses run from $400,000 to $500,000.

According to Debbie Tanna of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, the police are investigating what they believe to be a “working meth lab” inside of the trendy Gates Four subdivision in Cumberland County. The golf course community is just outside of Fayetteville.

 

 

The home was identified as the residence at 7116 Holmfield Road and according to various public records and real estate websites, the 2,800 square foot home is approximately valued at nearly $450,000 and has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a fireplace, and a swimming pool out back.

The sheriff’s office said that the owner of the home evidently discovered the meth lab inside and called the police. It is not known at this time if he was renting the home to another party or if the alleged meth lab operators were there via means of illegal entry to the upscale home.

“At around 3:30 p.m. on Friday…deputies received a call from the homeowner at 7116 Holmfield Road,” said the Sheriff’s Office in a statement to the media. “When first responders arrived on scene, there was a chemical odor permeating the area. Inside the home was … a methamphetamine lab setup.”

The Sheriff’s Office initially thought there were explosives in the home, but in subsequent statements to the media, they have quit making that statement.

According to the police, the chemicals are being removed from the home and “dozens” of other homeowners are still evacuated from the area, said police late Friday.

“Crews are working to determine what type of lab is inside the home and how best to breakdown the operation,” said Debbie Tanner of the Sheriff’s Office. “Meanwhile, residents in the area have been evacuated and will not be allowed to return to their homes until the situation no longer poses a public health or safety threat.”

 

 

 

 

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