According to reports, the citizen immediately notified 911 of the suspicious find and a deputy from the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office responded.
The deputy requested the assistance of the Special Investigations Division, who confirmed the suspicious items were components of a meth lab. A search of the immediate area revealed a bag containing approximately 30 pounds of marijuana.
Officials with the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation responded to assist in dismantling the lab.
“Meth labs are very dangerous in their very nature and the fumes from a lab can cause serious injury up to and including death,” said Sampson County Sheriff Jimmy Thornton. “If any citizen finds items that look suspicious on their property, they should call 911 and report the situation.”
No arrests have been made, however investigators with the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Division and the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation are following up on potential leads in the case.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 592-4141.
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