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Arrests in Meth Lab Investigation

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BIRMINGHAM - AL -

The Birmingham Police Department reports that four adult suspects are in custody in connection with a meth lab investigation.  At approximately 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, 2012, a suspect was observed by citizens discard a backpack in a ditch in the 8500 block of 6th Avenue South. Citizens notified East Precinct officers that arrived to investigate.

Upon arrival, officers observed items inside the backpack possibly used to manufacture meth. Officers also learned that the suspect was frequenting a house at 8448 6th Avenue South.  While investigating, officers located the suspects inside the residence and contacted BPD Narcotics investigators.

Further investigation revealed what appeared to be the components of a meth lab inside the residence.  Narcotics detectives and BFR Hazmat personnel took charge of the evidence.    

The suspects are in the custody of the Birmingham City Jail.