LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A tip about a man on probation making meth led to the discovery of what is described as the largest meth bust in the history of Lawrence County, Ohio.
That's according to Sheriff Jeff Lawless, who says the bust happened about 2:15 p.m. Thursday. A probation officer and a sheriff's deputy went to the suspect's home to check on the tip and reported finding five active "shake and bake" style meth labs in the house.
According to investigators, an additional 40 inactive labs were also discovered inside the home.
Deputies arrested Jason Reed, 34, and Sherry White, 34, both from Willow Wood, Ohio on the scene. Investigators say they both admitted to making meth there.
Reed and White are both charged with felony meth manufacturing and are scheduled to be arraigned in Lawrence County Municipal Court on Friday.
"This is the largest single meth lab operation that I have ever seen in Lawrence County," says Sheriff Lawless. "Cooking this product is a dangerous and volatile situation that puts everyone's life in danger."