Police say abandoned garage in Granite Quarry held meth lab

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Staff report
GRANITE QUARRY ó Authorities found a meth lab in a detached garage on East Lyerly Street. No arrests have been made.
A resident called Granite Quarry Police Chief Clyde Adams on Tuesday about suspicious items found in a garage.
Granite Quarry Officer G.B. Mc-Kinney and First Sgt. Todd Taylor met with Rowan County Sheriff’s Sgt. P.L. Kepley at 423 E. Lyerly St.
The owner of the property gave consent to search the site. According to the Rowan County Register of Deeds office, John Julian Eaton and Amy Eaton own the property. Attempts to reach the Eatons were unsuccessful and no number for them is listed in the phone book.
Taylor said the last renters moved out some time ago and the house has been vacant for six months to a year.
Kepley entered the garage and confirmed the items were consistent with a meth lab.
Granite Quarry-Faith Police officers secured the property until an SBI team arrived Wednesday.
SBI officials removed items associated with the manufacturing of methamphetamines from the garage, a release said. All of the items were processed for evidence and secured for an environmental cleanup team. Personnel from Advanced Environmental Options removed all of the contaminated material.
The Granite Quarry-Faith Police Department, Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, SBI, Granite Quarry Fire Department and the Rowan County Rescue Squad assisted.
The investigation is continuing.