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Meth lab found near Deshler, police search for suspects

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Police discovered a meth lab in this abandoned house. Police discovered a meth lab in this abandoned house.
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At least one suspect is at large after a meth lab was found in an abandoned home north of Deshler.

The Henry and Wood County Sheriff's offices are investigating the situation, in which one person is currently in custody for tampering with evidence.

Henry County Sheriff Michael Bodenbender said the lab was found under the crawl space of the abandoned house. It wasn't anything elaborate – just two 5-gallon buckets – but what was inside is still very dangerous.

"With the chemicals that they use, they're considered hazardous and we actually had to call in BCI to clean it up because we're not even supposed to be touching the buckets they're in," Bodenbender said. "They can explode. They're very toxic."

The clean up was completed smoothly, and the sheriff said they'll continue to crack down on not just meth but all illegal substances.

"Drugs, in particular, are an issue and this is just another one we have to deal with," he said. "As they come, we're going to deal with them."

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