Garbage pickup worker finds meth related materials

A garbage pickup worker in Rutherford County discovered materials believed to be used in a home methamphethamine production.

According to authorities, the worker found plastic bottles with tubing near a residence located on Aberdeen Parke off Stewarts Valley Road.

Officials obtained consent to search the home where a mother and adult son live.

During their search, responding officials located chemicals such as muriatic acid, packaging for ephedrine and open lithium batteries in addition to the plastic bottles and tubing.

“Everything was consistent to making meth,” Narcotics Lt. Egon Grissom said.

Authorities quarantined the home and notified the Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force who cleaned up the site.

Detectives questioned the mother and son.

Charges may be pending.

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