EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) - Three people are in custody after a search warrant which led investigators to 62 meth labs in Effingham County.
Shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday, investigators with the Effingham County Sheriff's Office Drug Suppression Team executed a search warrant at a residence in the 400 block of Mclaws Road.
Deputies say 62 "one pot" meth labs along with several other items used to manufacture methamphetamine were located inside and outside of the residence.
Dean Collum, 50, of Guyton; William Collum, 54, of Guyton; and Karen Boutwell, 27, of Ellabell, were all arrested and charged with trafficking methamphetamine and manufacturing methamphetamine.
Dean Collum is currently out on bond for manufacturing methamphetamine from a search warrant last year and has an extensive criminal history.
"We've been fortunate enough that we have a proactive team that is working on the meth problem. We've also got a community that says we're tired of it. So when you put those two together, it's successful," Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie said.
All three suspects are currently being held in the Effingham County Jail.