Dozens of "one-pot" meth labs found

(NBC) - Dozens of portable "one-pot" meth labs have been found in an Alabama forest.

DeKalb County investigators say they found 41 one-pot meth labs and a large amount of other items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine in the woods near County Road 83 about half way between Collinsville and Fort Payne.

"They're capable of producing about three grams of meth, and that's a lot," said sheriff Jimmy Harris. "If you take that and cut it, you're probably talking about roughly $26,000 worth of meth that they've produced on the side of this mountain."

A hazardous materials unit was called in from Birmingham to clean up the materials and remove them from the area.

The ingredients used to make the meth were picked up about a quarter of a mile off the road.

It appears that the labs were being run in the area and when they were finished, the cooks were discarding the labs there on site.

No one has been arrested at this time but suspects have been identified, and the case is under investigation.

The property owner is not an individual in question at this time.

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