Bibb County deputies discovered a meth lab in south Bibb County when they were responding to another call, the sheriff’s office announced this morning.
The meth lab at 2170 St. Clara Court, found Tuesday night, was the first such find by deputies since a July discovery on Crawford Road, sheriff’s Sgt. Sean DeFoe said.
Deputies Thomas Sullivan and Roy Williams were responding to a call about a disturbance or dispute at the property when they smelled a strong odor of ammonia and ether, DeFoe said. Sheriff’s Investigator Paul McDuffy, who entered the house to begin dismantling the lab, had to be decontaminated by a Macon-Bibb Fire Department hazardous materials team.
Deputies arrested resident Tanya Sowash, 44, and 40-year-old Michael Shipman of Lizella, both of whom were charged with manufacturing Schedule II drugs. Both are being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center without bond.
Deputies told the Drug Enforcement Agency about the lab and called for an Atlanta cleanup crew.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 746-9441.
To contact writer Mike Stucka, call 744-4251.