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$1 million meth bust in Liberty County could be biggest one ever in county’s history

A hazmat team with the Houston Police Department was called in to assist because of the amount of hazardous substances in the home.

LIBERTY COUNTY, Texas — There was a major methamphetamine bust in Liberty County overnight, and the sheriff’s office there believes it might be the biggest one ever in the county's history.

Officials believe they found just over $1 million worth of meth after they were asked to assist in a search warrant led by the Drug Enforcement Administration out of Houston. Earlier, they believed the amount was estimated at $500,000, but the most recent tally shows they found 6,000 pounds of meth, increasing the street value.

Authorities believe the home in question, located on Road 2192 off FM 787, was being used as a conversion lab where criminals turn the raw, liquid meth into crystal form.

They said the drug comes across the border into the U.S. in liquid form because it's more difficult for agents to detect.

Because of the large amount of hazardous substances, deputies called in a hazmat crew from the Houston Police Department to assist. Crews could be seen bringing out large bins and bags filled with various items from inside the property.

No arrests have been made as no one was found at the home.

Agents said they’re glad they were able to confiscate the drugs before they were sold. But they also said in the last three years they’ve seen a 100% uptick in meth seizures.

The investigation is ongoing.