Medina police arrest 11 in meth bust

The West Tennessee Drug Task Force arrested 11 people on 60 charges in the largest meth bust in the tiny town's history, police said. Officials found two labs, one in the attic of a house and another in a van, as well as $1,400 in cash. The labs weren't being used at the time of the raid, but Police Chief Martin Baker said that the suspects were in the process of using drugs on Thursday night when police arrived. The presence of these labs is rare, not only because they produced the biggest bust, but because they were in Medina, a town of just over 1,000 about 12 miles north of Jackson, Baker said. "We're probably making more busts for marijuana on roadside stops than with meth," he said. "If you're thinking about cooking meth in Medina, you will get caught and you will go to jail." Meth production and use continue to spread across the South. Authorities in McMinn and Meigs counties and the city of Athens found 10 meth labs and arrested 13 people earlier last week.

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