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Large meth operation found in Comstock Township

COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The search is on for at least two people believed to be behind a major meth operation.

Kalamazoo County sheriff's deputies say they discovered 50 to 100 one-pot meth labs inside a home in the 5900 block of Comstock Ave. early this morning.

A quiet neighborhood in Comstock Township. This house at Comstock Ave. and Moline St. is just like any other on the block. But neighbors are learning appearances can be deceiving.

"You'd never suspect there was just this giant meth lab next door to your own house," says Andrea Jackson, who lives in the area.

Around 3 a.m. Saturday, the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office was called to the house, "indicating that the person inside the residence believed there was a suspected methamphetamine lab that was active and smoking inside the residence," Sgt. James Harrison says.

Deputies soon uncovered a major meth operation.

"A search was granted for the residence, locating anywhere from 50 to 100 one pot labs inside the residence," Harrison says.

Investigators removed dozens of meth bottles from the basement. Deputies say no one was immediately found in the home. Jackson says things are usually quiet next door: "I usually see about two to three people. I don't know how many actually live there, but there's usually one constant guy that you see."

She says the people who live there often burn strange substances in the backyard. "It usually smells pretty strong. It will permeate the house I live in."

While this is all very alarming they're just glad something is being done.