Barrels of fertilizer mistaken for meth lab

SNELLVILLE — A vacant home in Snellville that police originally believed to contain a meth lab turned out to be a marijuana growing operation.

Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith said authorities were called to the vacant house at 3830 Knots Pass Road Friday afternoon when a real estate inspector discovered what he thought to be a methamphetamine lab inside. Explosives and hazmat teams responded.

Upon closer examination, though, they discovered a pot growing operation instead.

“The barrels of chemicals were determined to be water and fertilizer which were being used to grow a small number of marijuana plants in the home,” Smith said.

No further information was immediately available.


CD 2 years, 10 months ago

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R 2 years, 10 months ago


What are you typing to get removed so often? Are you going for a dePOSTING record?

I just want to know who paid for trash collection fees for this address?

And then why the hauler didn't clean it up (Smiles)

Will the county now get a refund from the hauler?


roaads1 2 years, 10 months ago

This one is just funny. I guess a drug house looks like a drug house. Any kind of drugs.


teelee 2 years, 10 months ago

That's why they now call it Hellville. Must be a bunch of Realtors down there that look for the thug types. Sure is a lot of crime these days in that once fine city.


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