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Drug bust in Quincy nets 500 meth labs

QUINCY, Ill. — Authorities in western Illinois say a drug bust at a Quincy home turned up more than 500 containers used to make methamphetamine.

Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Patrick Frazier on Monday told The Quincy Herald-Whig that it's the biggest bust he's seen involving such "one-pot" shake-and-bake labs. Officers also found more than 180 cans of starter fluid, cans of drain cleaner and used boxes of pills that contain a key meth-making ingredient.

A special truck had to be called to handle the meth waste. The building has been quarantined.

The two people who lived in the home are now charged with participation in methamphetamine manufacturing. That's a Class 1 felony punishable by between four and 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000.

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