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UPDATE: Bibb deputies find meth lab in abandoned house

Bibb County deputies found a methamphetamine lab this morning in an abandoned house off Ga. 247.

Deputies closed Griffin Road at the intersection of Hawkinsville road as the Macon-Bibb County Fire Hazardous Materials unit and an investigator in a white suit looked over the the property on the corner of the busy highway connecting Macon and Warner Robins.

"Basically it's the end results of a lab that's finished at this point," said Lt. Chris Patterson of the Bibb County Sheriff's Office. "We've got some chemicals and some other things that need to be cleaned up and taken away for safety reasons."

The patrol unit got a tip that led them to the old house at about 11:30 a.m.

Deputies called in the Macon-Bibb Fire Department's Haz-Mat unit to help secure the scene.

An ambulance crew on the scene examined the initial investigator who wore a protective suit and mask to make sure he didn't suffer any adverse affects from the harmful chemicals.

Patterson said it appears the lab could have been working a few days ago but that an exact time frame is difficult to pinpoint.

A specialized methamphetamine lab clean-up crew was headed to the scene from Atlanta to finish mopping up, Patterson said.

They have no suspects at this time but anyone with information is urged to call the Bibb County Sheriff's Office or Macon Regional CrimeStoppers at (877) 68CRIME.

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