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Meth lab shut down on East 39th
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An "elaborate methamphetamine lab" was removed from an East Savannah residence following a search warrant conducted by the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT), a spokesman says.

Just before 9 p.m. Wednesday night, CNT agents, with the assistance of the Savannah Fire Department, executed a search warrant in the 1800 block of East 39th Street. Upon making entry into the residence, "CNT agents encountered several small children and one adult female and safely removed them."

Inside the residence, agents found a methamphetamine lab that "appeared to have been active recently and evidence that previous manufacturing had occurred at the residence."  

The laboratory included an air filtration system that expelled the toxic gases from the lab into the open air outside the residence.

Several neighboring houses were evacuated for three hours as an added precaution.

Wednesday night’s search warrant is the result of an ongoing investigation by CNT into a group of persons believed to be involved in the possession, distribution, sale and manufacturing of methamphetamine throughout Chatham County.