Police uncover 181 ‘Shake and Bake’ meth labs in western NC

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WATAUGA COUNTY, N.C. -- Earlier this week, detectives from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office and Boone Police Department initiated one of the largest methamphetamine clean-up responses in North Carolina history.

Detectives responded to a wooded property off NC 105 S. and located a small wooden shack with multiple "Shake and Bake" meth labs.

The property is owned by Watauga County and neighbors an old high school in the area.

Untitled-5Detectives located and seized a total of 181 “Shake and Bake Meth Labs” and 289 packages of pseudoephedrine.

The total amount of pseudoephedrine seized is equivalent to almost 1 pound of methamphetamine being manufactured.  The estimated street value is approximately $50,000.

Detectives have identified multiple suspects who are persons of interest in the investigation.  The investigation is on-going and arrests are expected.

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