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meth-lab-e-39th-stSAVANNAH, Ga. (WJCL) — An elaborate methamphetamine lab was removed from an east Savannah residence following a search warrant conducted by the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT).

Just before 9 p.m. Wednesday night, CNT agents, with the assistance of the Savannah Fire Department, executed a search warrant in the 1800 block of East 39th Street.

Upon making entry into the residence, agents encountered several small children and one adult female and safely removed them. Inside the residence, agents found a methamphetamine lab that appeared to have been active recently. They also found evidence that previous manufacturing had occurred at the residence.

The advanced laboratory included an air filtration system that expelled the toxic gases from the lab into the open air outside the residence.

Several neighboring houses were evacuated for three hours as an added precaution. CNT agents specially trained in clandestine laboratories cleared the residence of all hazard materials in accordance with state and federal laws.  These types of hazardous material cleanups cost taxpayers thousands of dollars.

Wednesday night’s search warrant is the result of an ongoing investigation by CNT into a group of people believed to be involved in the possession, distribution, sale and manufacturing of methamphetamine throughout Chatham County. CNT continues its investigation into the group and arrests are expected to be made in the near future.



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