Deputies serving foreclosure notice cash in on meth lab

21-year-old Heather Bailey

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

Tift County Sheriff's Department Information Officer David Hare tells FOX 31 News that sheriff's 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's 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.