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Authorities: Meth bust potential threat to water supply

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Authorities recovered 20 meth cook bottles from a property in Minor Hill. Authorities recovered 20 meth cook bottles from a property in Minor Hill.
Giles County, TN (WAFF) -

Authorities in Giles County, Tennessee, found several processed meth labs at an unoccupied property in Minor Hill on Tuesday. Investigators said they located 20 meth cook bottles, meth generators and bags of meth trash inside a water well that was 12 feet deep.

Several agencies assisted in the bust including the Tennessee Department of Environmental Conservation and Tennessee Emergency Management Agency due to the meth labs being a potential threat to the water supply.

Later Tuesday, agents conducted a search warrant for the manufacturing of meth at a home on Minor Hill Highway in front of the Minor Hill School. Authorities arrested Walter Roy Chavez, 33, with manufacturing meth and possession of drug paraphernalia within 1,000 feet of a school. He was booked into the Giles County Jail with bond set at $252,000.

According to the sheriff's department, the meth bust comes on the heels of at least one other in the area of Minor Hill a week ago that resulted in an arrest on similar charges.

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