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Large Meth Lab Discovered in Oskaloosa

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OSKALOOSA, Iowa - Law enforcement officials spent Sunday afternoon on the scene of a meth lab in Oskaloosa.

It happened at about 4 p.m. Sunday at the corner of 6th Avenue East and South 1st Street. The Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force recovered 20 meth cooking pots from an apartment. The person who lived in the apartment, Robert Carl Williams, 32, was arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and failing to affix a drug tax stamp.

Officials said this is the biggest bust they've seen in recent history.

Neighbors say the apartment building is known for drug activity in the past and they would like the building torn down. "These people still doing drugs don’t realize there are kids right here in this neighborhood. There’s a daycare right around the corner and it is just not good," says Terry Garret.

An entire city block around the apartment was closed off due to the situation.

Three animals were rescued from the apartment and have been turned over to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa.

No other information has been released.

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