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      Albany police find portable meth lab on West Oglethorpe

      All of the recovered items from the backpack
      An Albany police officer patrolling West Oglethorpe Sunday night ended up getting a smoky surprise.The officer was patrolling the 1000 block of West Oglethorpe Boulevard around 10 PM when a spotted a suspicious white male walking in the area.The suspect is described as being 40 to 50 years old, around 5'10", weighing 190 pounds and last seen wearing a white polo striped shirt and blue jeans.Police say that when the officer approached him, he ran and dropped a backpack which started to smoke after being dropped.Extra officers and the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit were called to the scene and it was determined that it was a portable meth lab.Stay connected to MySouthWestGA.com as stories develop and the FOX 31 Newscast at 10 PM. Visit us on Facebook and Twitter to join in on the conversation and connect with FOX 31!