Deputies say they discovered one of the largest Polk Co. meth labs ever on Thursday. (Source: Polk Co. Sheriff's Office)
Billy Carr and Harold Bailey. (Source: Polk Co. Sheriff's Office)
RUTHERFORDTON, NC (FOX Carolina) -
Polk County deputies investigating a possible meth lab at a Rutherfordton home said they discovered the largest meth lab in recent history.
Deputies were called to a Scoggins Road home on Thursday and said they found an active methamphetamine lab.
While at the scene, deputies said they found about 15 old one-pot meth labs in and around the home.
Green Creek Fire Department crews were called in to help with the decontamination process and for the safety of others working the investigation, deputies said. They said it was the largest meth lab in recently years in Polk County and may have been one of the largest in county history.
Two men were arrested in connection with the discovery.
Deputies charged Billy Carr, 38, and Harold Bailey, 50, with manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine. Carr was also charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia, while Bailey was also charged with giving fictitious information to police.
Both men were being held on bond at the county jail.
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