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Meth lab discovered on Sylvester Road

The Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit came to the scene of 2902 Sylvester Road, Lot 3, to find the remains of a "mom and pop" meth lab operation Monday afternoon. Two people were taken in for questioning following the lab's discovery.

The Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit came to the scene of 2902 Sylvester Road, Lot 3, to find the remains of a "mom and pop" meth lab operation Monday afternoon. Two people were taken in for questioning following the lab's discovery.

ALBANY -- The Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit uncovered the remnants of a meth lab on Sylvester Road on Monday afternoon.

Authorities obtained a search warrant for 2902 Sylvester Road, Lot 3, and found what remained of what ADDU Commander Maj. Bill Berry described as a "mom and pop" methamphetamine operation.

"Based on the information we developed, we came over to this location and found the remains of a meth lab," Berry said.

Berry said that officials had recovered a finished product, as well as waste and byproducts of meth production in a wooded area nearby. The "mom and pop" phrasing was meant to indicate it was a small operation.

"They were making just enough for themselves, about four to five grams, for personal consumption, plus a little more," Berry said.

Ernest McCrary, 35, and Juanita Nicole Montieth, 26, were taken in for questioning in connection to the lab. Berry said authorities expected to charge them with possession of meth with intent to distribute and the manufacturing of meth.

The two were expected to be sent to the Dougherty County Jail.

Investigation of the scene indicated that the meth had been manufactured over the weekend, Berry said. The ADDU arrived at 2:30 p.m., packed up the evidence and left by 4:15 p.m.

Berry said some of the remains would be processed for evidence, while the rest would be destroyed.