May 1, 2013. On Monday April 29, 2013, Watauga County Special Operations Unit personnel responded to Longhope Road in reference to a Clandestine Methamphetamine Laboratory Dumpsite that had been found in an abandoned wooded area.
Upon arrival Officers were able to locate a black trash bag on the side of an old logging road which contained items that are consistent with the manufacture of methamphetamine.
The NC Clandestine Laboratory Response Team assisted with processing and disposing of the hazardous items that were located. Evidence was taken from the methamphetamine laboratory dump site and the investigation is on going.