Meth lab uncovered in Smith County

Released by the Texas Department of Public Safety:

SMITH COUNTY, TX - DPS Agents and Smith County Sheriffs Investigators working a joint undercover operation busted a large Methamphetamine clandestine lab in a rural area of Smith County near the Three Pines mobile home park yesterday.

Agents recovered approximately 198 cans of starter fluid, numerous cans of acetone, drain cleaner, acids and other caustic materials.  All of which are common in the production of methamphetamine.  It is estimated that based on the amount of chemical ingredients found, approximately 40 ounces of the drug could have been produced with a street value of over $64,000.

Though there are no suspects in custody at this time, several have been identified and the investigation is ongoing.

Methamphetamine abuse leads to devastating medical, psychological, and social consequences. Adverse health effects include memory loss, aggression, psychotic behavior, heart damage, malnutrition, and severe dental problems.