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NORTH SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A tip led detectives to uncover an expansive methamphetamine lab consisting of more than two-dozen pots, the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office said.

About 4:15 p.m. Thursday detectives went to 13 Bellewood Circle in a residential neighborhood to investigate a tip about a possible methamphetamine lab there.

The sheriff’s office said detectives discovered equipment and chemicals throughout the house that are used to make methamphetamine.

Police immediately began evacuating nearby houses.

The North Syracuse Fire Department and the North Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps stood by as a precaution due to the potential for an explosion, the sheriff’s office said.

The state police Hazardous Material Clandestine Lab Team was called in and is currently dismantling and packaging up the material for disposal. Agents assigned to the Drug Enforcement Administration’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas program were also at the scene assisting.

Detective Jon Seeber, a sheriff’s office spokesman, said no one had been arrested, but that detectives were still investigating.

It’s not uncommon for law enforcement to find methamphetamine labs in residential areas consisting of a few pots, or to seize a small one-pot lab. Mobile one-pot labs have become increasingly common too. But operations with dozens of pots are unusual.

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