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Officials: 175-200 "one-pot" meth labs in Bella Vista bust

Posted: May 6, 2014 at 10:35 a.m.

A Bella Vista meth lab being dismantled.
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A Bella Vista meth lab being dismantled.

The Benton County Sheriff's Office found and dismantled a methamphetamine lab containing 175-200 "one-pot" meth manufacturing devices, according to a news release from the office.

The search warrant was served Friday, at 1 Truro Lane. The lab also had precursor chemical associated with meth manufacturing, the news release stated.

According to the news release, three people were arrested in the bust:

  • Allen Wade Utsler, 40, was arrested in connection with manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of firearms by certain persons, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms and possession with intent to deliver. He is being held in the Benton County Jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond.
  • Dylan Wade Utsler, 20, was arrested in connection with possession with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, manufacturing a controlled substance and possession of firearms by certain persons. He is being held in the Benton County Jail in lieu of a $50,000 bond.
  • Kelly Jean McCabe, 37, was arrested in connection with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. She was released on a $25,000 bond.

It took authorities about 12 hours to dismantle the lab. They used more than 200 pounds of chemicals to neutralize the lab, according, to the news release.

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