April 26, 2012. According to Watauga County Sheriff Len Hagaman, on April 20, 2012, Watauga County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 136 Wildwood Drive in the Deep Gap community in reference to some suspicious items. Upon arrival deputies found what they thought were remnants of four different “Shake and Bake” style clandestine methamphetamine laboratories in a large burn pile. Also found in the large burn pile were other items consistent with items used in the manufacturing process of methamphetamine.
The reporting person stated they had let some friends stay at their residence for a few days and after they left, the reporting person stated they found these suspicious items and contacted police. No suspects have been arrested yet, but there are several persons of interest in the case. Arrests are expected as the case is still under investigation.
Anyone with additional information on this case should notify the Watauga County Sheriff’s Department at 828-264-3761.