Macon police are cleaning up the scene of a suspected meth lab found in a vacant apartment.
According to a news release, officers were called around 1 p.m. Monday to the apartment at 2416 Vineville Ave.
They say the tenants were evicted in late October. A cleaning crew in the home Monday found suspicious materials that might have been part of a meth lab, police say.
Police say they also found instructions on how to build a lab, but no "finished product" at the scene."
Anyone with information on the case can call Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME
Macon Police Department
Incident: Possible Methamphetamine Lab
Location: 2416 Vineville Avenue
Date: Monday, November 4, 2013, approximately 1:09 p.m.
Precinct 3 officers, Meth Lab investigators, and the Crime Lab responded to a call regarding a possible methamphetamine lab. A cleaning service, hired to clean a vacated apartment after tenants were evicted in late October, discovered what they believed were suspicious materials.
Although the officers found some components of methamphetamine production as well as instructions on how to build a lab, there was no finished product at the scene.
Two of the primary officers on scene were quick to commend the citizens who called in the information. According to Crime Lab Sgt. Gerald Phillips, "Better safe than sorry. Good call in letting officers make the determination. Most importantly, no one got hurt."
Sgt. Steve Gatlin echoes the praise for the workers who reported their discovery: "We're concerned about public safety. Prosecution is secondary. We're always glad to check out a questionable situation."