MANNFORD, Okla. — Mannford police arrested three people on Tuesday after a massive methamphetamine manufacturing bust.
A home at 112 East Elm Street was raided when officers served a search warrant following a months-long investigation. The family has been on the police radar for almost three years, the chief said.
Mannford's police chief Lucky Miller said it was the largest meth bust he's seen in all his 21 years in law enforcement.
More than 250 what they call shake-and-bake labs, made of plastic and glass containers, and all found in the same home. We're told it's possible a felony charge could be filed against each suspect for each lab found.
The Creek County Sheriff's Office shared the mug shots of the suspects, Andrew Caywood, Melissa Caywood, and their son Nicholas Caywood with 2 Works for You on Thursday.
Officers had to wear hazmat suits and gas masks to sort through the Drano, chlorine tablets, pseudophedrine, kerosene and many more ingredients that all go into making meth.
"Of course, the lab chemicals have eaten the hinges on the doors, all the metal stuff so uh, yeah," Miller said. "It's a catastrophe in there."
Investigators say it's hard to imagine that husband and wife Andrew and Melissa Caywood and their adult son Nicholas were living in the home.
The home was filthy, with stacks of clothing, trash and other items littering the floors, counters and strewn about the home, police say.
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