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Police break up rare meth lab in Madison


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Madison police say the discovery of a sophisticated methamphetamine lab is a rarity for the area.

Police said Thursday they found the lab last week in a neighborhood dense with homes. Authorities say it's the largest meth lab found in Madison in more than a decade.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports experts say the lab is rare to see in Dane County, because meth is not commonly found in that area.

Authorities searched and dismantled the lab on Friday. Lt. Jason Freedman says the lab posed a serious safety risk.

Police arrested the man they believe ran the lab. He's in custody on a probation hold and has not been formally charged.

Authorities learned about the lab after a neighbor told police about suspicious odors coming from the home.

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