Franklin County authorities arrested three people and seized meth labs in two separate investigations Wednesday, June 27.
About 5 a.m. Wednesday, deputies on patrol smelled a strong chemical odor and traced it to a home at the end of Avery Street in Avery Trailer Park, in the Gray Summit area, according to Detective Cpl. Scott Briggs with the Franklin County Narcotics Enforcement Unit.
Officers contacted the resident, a 34-year-old man, and received permission to search the home. Inside, they found an active, one-pot methamphetamine lab along with lab components.
The suspect was booked and later released pending lab analysis of evidence seized.
About 6 p.m. that evening, officers with the task force and deputies went to a home on Arborview Drive in Red Barn Trailer Court off Highway O to investigate suspicious pseudoephedrine purchases, Briggs said.
Officers found the remains of a one-pot meth lab in the trash and received permission to search inside the home where they found a second lab and drug paraphernalia, Briggs said.
Two men, ages 42 and 43, were taken into custody and booked.
Their names were not released because they have not yet been charged in the case.