Meth Lab Bust in Whigham

Tips led drug agents to two homes on Harden Avenue where they believe methamphetamine was being manufactured.

Drug agents found ingredients used in making meth in a shed behind 115 Harden Avenue, which happens to be right behind the Whigham Police Department.

Chief Tony Black with the Whigham Police Department said, "From my understanding, they were actually cooking at the time or just finished cooking, one or the other, and the HAZMAT team from Panama City came in and cleaned the site up."

At the home officials took three people into custody, one facing manufacturing methamphetamine charges, one for tampering with evidence, and the third, Mark Sexton, was taken in for questioning.

CAPT Tim Gainous with the Grady County Sheriff's Office says, "He declined knowing anything about the manufacture of meth, so he was just taken in for questioning. However, during the investigation when day broke and they were waiting for the cleanup crew, marijuana plants were found growing in his back yard."

It turns out the day wasn't over. Agents stopped a suspicious vehicle and discovered more ingredients for making meth, surprisingly unrelated to the first bust. Agents say they are following more leads at this time.