Crock Pot Meth Lab Found in Winters


(WINTERS, TX) – A suspect in Winters used a Crock Pot with criminal intent.

The Runnels County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy entered a residence on the 100 block of Jones St. Friday after receiving a tip that a methamphetamine lab was possibly inside.

The Winters Police Department joined the investigation, and soon after, law enforcement began to smell a chemical odor coming from an unattached garage.

Residents granted officials permission to search the garage where they discovered the chemical smell was coming from a Crock Pot which had a “sludge” and several pills which were likely cold medications inside.

Cold medicine packages and other products used to manufactured meth were located near the Crock Pot and also in the bedroom of the suspect.

The Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratory in Abilene was called on scene to remove the toxic evidence for further examination.

No arrests were made on site because authorities did not believe the residents home at the time were responsible for the meth lab, but the Sheriff’s Office says the suspect is known to law enforcement, and he will face charges once the evidence and substances collected from the scene are analyzed and tested in a lab.

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