SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) – There are more meth lab busts to tell you about, as police move in on three separate labs within a matter of hours.
The first bust happened Tuesday night in Vivian, just northwest of Shreveport. Authorities went inside a barn that contained the raw materials to make meth; some of which was still cooking.
Agents with the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit say two more were discovered shortly after, resulting in the arrests of four people in all.
The others happened in Queensborough and an undisclosed location southeast Shreveport.
The labs were discovered, all within a span of eight hours.
Officials say they're finding more meth labs as the ingredients for cooking it become more easily available.
"They've always been here," said Lt. Carl Townley, Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office.
"A lot of the time, they're mostly in the rural area, because of the way they smell… Now, it's so easy to cook it, we find it in hotel rooms, we find it in the trunks of cars, you name it, we find them."
The agents are DEA-certified in dismantling labs like these and gathering evidence from them.
A haz-mat clean-up crew was also called in from Fort Worth to help clean up any hazardous chemicals.