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Largest Meth Bust in History

Daryl Westenbarger is facing various meth-related charges Daryl Westenbarger is facing various meth-related charges
Donald Wilt is facing various meth-related charges Donald Wilt is facing various meth-related charges

Investigators are calling it the largest meth bust in history, and it landed two people behind bars, with more to come.

It happened on McLaws road in Guyton off Central Avenue just after 10:30 Wednesday morning.

Inside this home, investigators found 136 of the "one pot" drug labs, along with 150 pounds of meth positive product, including the precursors and ingredients for the drug.  It all has a street value of $100,000.  

Sheriff's were tipped off after their drug suppression unit saw the suspects names in the logs buying multiple packets of pseudophedrine.

Investigators thought the labs would have to be spread throughout the property, but instead it was all found in the interior of the house.

"The way these people are making drug labs these days," explained David Ehsanipoor of the Effingham County Sheriff's Department. "They are getting the stuff over the counter. These are one pot labs are not as big as the old anhydrous ammonia tanks they used to get. Take a one pot land and certain ingredients like pseudophedrine and cold packs."

2 people, 56 year old Daryl Westenbarger and 61 year old Donald Wilt were arrested on the scene.

Investigators say 6 to 10 more arrests could be on the way.

"Most of the people they can only purchase a certain amount of pseudophedrine at a pharmacy or grocery store. And so what they are doing is they are having other people purchase more pseudophedrine for them, so there is that aspect to look at too."

Westinbarger and Wilt have been charged with trafficking methamphetamine, manufacturing methamphetamine, and possession of tools during the commission of a crime. 

They are both currently being held in the Effingham County Jail without bond.

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