Wright County Meth Bust Could be Largest in State's History

By KOLR10 News

Published 03/01 2014 09:47PM

Updated 03/01 2014 11:11PM

WRIGHT COUNTY, Mo. --  The Wright County Sheriff's Office says a large meth bust near Mountain Grove may be the largest in the state's history.

95 labs were discovered across four different locations Saturday, all on the same property.  One mobile home had 87 labs in progress.

Officers from the Wright County Sheriff's Office, Mountain Grove Police Department, Harville Police Department, Missouri State Highway patrol, South Central Drug Task Force and Howell County Swat Team served search warrants at the four locations. 

The property is about three miles west of Mountain Grove.

Five people were taken into custody and more arrests are possible.

A two year old child was removed from one of the locations that had active meth labs in it and was placed with the Children's Division following the bust.

The Wright County Sheriff's Office says the suspects could face multiple charges including possession of a controlled substance, manufacturing of a controlled substance, and child endangerment.

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