Tift County Deputies responded to a drug tip Tuesday in the 4400 bock of Highway 319 South of Tifton, and saw what looked like a Methamphetamine lab. They called the Mid-South Narcotics Task Force for assistance, and got a search warrant for the residence.
Investigators found six 'one-pot' Meth labs. This lab is the easiest, but one of the most dangerous ways, of making methamphetamine. This method uses one container to manufacture the methamphetamine, but the process causes extremely high pressure to build up, and it can explode.
Arrested during the incident were 34 year old Thomas Edward McDonald and 35 year old Lyris Elizabeth Parson. Both were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and are being held at the Tift County Jail.
Agents also discovered five HCL gas generators, used to convert the liquid methamphetamine to crystals, and other materials used to manufacture methamphetamine.
The lab was rendered safe by the agents who are trained to handle hazardous waste, and will be properly disposed of.
This investigation is ongoing and more arrests may be made.
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