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Portable meth lab busted at Crosswinds Condominiums

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Lebanon Public Safety Officer Billy King examines the contents of a plastic bottle as authorities responded to a Meth lab at Crosswinds Apartments. DALLUS WHITFIELD / The Wilson Post
Crews in biohazard suits worked to clean up a portable meth lab Wednesday morning. DALLUS WHITFIELD / The Wilson Post

Lebanon Police discovered a "portable meth lab" at Crosswinds Condominiums on Wednesday morning.

The presence of drug paraphernalia in one of the units was reported to LPD by the female resident, following a Tuesday report to the Wilson County Sheriff's Office of domestic dispute at the same residence.

LPD Public Information Officer PJ Hardy said the suspect, Donovan Clinton, could not be located by authorities on Tuesday night. The female victim was at the residence, getting ready for work on Wednesday morning when she discovered a "strange bag she hadn't noticed before."

Hardy said the female recognized that the bag contained "contents" - that were not clothing items. "She called the Sheriff's Department first, because they were here yesterday looking for her now-estranged boyfriend. They recommended she call us," he explained. "We found components of a portable meth lab."

Coincidentally, officers were nearby training, so the response time was fairly quick.

"Once we have identified the components of a meth lab, this unit has to be called out. They inspect materials and the reason they are in gear is because most components are highly volatile," Hardy said.

Hardy said the female resident was "very cooperative" with authorities as they searched the home.

Staff Writer Sabrina Garrett may be contacted at sgarrett@wilsonpost.com.

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