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Mulga man arrested after he was discovered cooking meth in a soda bottle

Kenneth Carver is facing charges of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, illegal manufacture of a controlled substance and illegal possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office confirms a meth lab was found Wednesday morning inside of a van on 1st Avenue in Mulga.

Kenneth Carver was arrested after deputies discovered the Mulga resident cooking meth in a soda bottle. Deputies arrived on the scene just after 3:30 a.m. after receiving a report which named Carver, as the person using methamphetamine outside a vacant house.

Carver was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Illegal Manufacture of a Controlled Substance, and Illegal Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was taken to the Jefferson County Jail where he was being held on $121,000 bond.

Carver was inside a van when authorities arrived. They say he used the van to "cook" the meth. Sheriff's deputies blocked off the van as they waited for a HAZMAT crew to arrive on the scene. Residents along 1st Ave were allowed to remain in their homes while crews worked to remove the substances from inside the van. The scene was cleared before 7:00 a.m.

WATCH: Hazmat crews remove meth "cooking tools"


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