An unusual odor in the air Monday led a Register resident to call Bulloch County Sheriff’s deputies, who discovered a meth lab — and two men suspected of making methamphetamine — in a barn.
Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson said a citizen complained of “an odd smell” emanating from a barn on Moore-Bird Road in Register. Deputies arrived at the location around 8:30 p.m. Monday.
After obtaining permission to search the property, deputies found one man “standing in the darkened barn,” he said. “A second subject was later located hidden in the loft area of the barn.”
Upon further investigation, “the components of a methamphetamine lab were discovered in the barn,” he said.
When the ingredients and utensils used to make the drug were found, deputies contacted the Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team, he said.
Drug investigators processed the scene and deputies arrested Dustin Carter, 37, of West Main Street, Register, and Matthew Robert Lutz, 29, Moore-Bird Lane, Register.
Both men were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and taken to the Bulloch County Jail, where they remain without bond, according to jail records.
Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.