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      Deputies serving foreclosure notice cash in on meth lab

      The routine serving of a bank foreclosure notice turns into a big drug bust in Tift County.

      Tift County Sheriff TMs Department Information Officer David Hare tells FOX 31 News that sheriff TMs deputies were serving a bank foreclosure notice Wednesday afternoon at 1241 WB Parks Road when they saw signs of a possible meth lab operation.

      Hare says additional law enforcement officials were called to the scene to execute a search warrant of the home. They reported finding chemicals inside the home and on the adjacent property that were being used to manufacture methamphetamine.

      Hare says officers with the Mid-State Narcotics Task Force arrested the homeowner, 43-year-old Michael Willis and charged him with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, forgery, and manufacturing fake Georgia driver TMs licenses.

      Officers also arrested 44-year-old Sylenia Woodhall and 21-year-old Heather Bailey at the scene. Hare says both women were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine. All three suspects were taken to the Tift County Jail.