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02/22/11 — HazMat team clears meth sites

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HazMat team clears meth sites

By Steve Herring
Published in News on February 22, 2011 1:46 PM

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Mount Olive Chief of Police Ralph Schroeder, left, watches from a safe distance as members of a specially trained crew dressed in bio-hazard suits gather the pieces of a meth lab. Police were called to the Thunder Swamp bridge just west of town Monday morning after someone spotted what they thought was the remains of a meth lab. There have been at least five meth-related investigations in and around the Mount Olive area in the last week.

MOUNT OLIVE -- It looked like the kind of trash commonly found along Wayne County roads -- plastic bags and discarded metal cans. But the discarded items found Monday on N.C. 55 West at Thunder Swamp Bridge could have been...

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