Lee County Sheriff's Office handling meth bust

Meth lab found in shed. / Jessica Fairley

The Lee County Sheriff's Department has arrested Randy Dale Gibson, 32, after they accidentally came across a meth lab located in a shed in the back of his home.

Officials say this is the first meth bust they've had in months.

Dougherty County Police had stopped by Gibson's address on White Pond Road in Lee County to question him about several thefts. When no one answered the door, they looked around the yard and found evidence of a meth lab.

Inside the 12x30 shed they found everything from lithium batteries to match sticks and burners.

"We have some liquid in there that we probably have the crime lab look at to see if it's just the liquid meth that hasn't been salted out in the final product," said Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit Commander Major Bill Berry.

He says the amount of chemicals confiscated from the bust was enough to cause an explosion that could endanger the family and two children inside the home.

Gibson is now charged with possession of tools during the commission of a crime, meth manufacturing, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.