Meth Lab Busted in Odessa

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - A meth lab bust at a home in Odessa, and the woman who lived there let drug agents walk right in.

NewsWest 9, the only ones there when it went down.

The bust all started with an arrest Tuesday in Lubbock, and that led authorities to the Odessa home on Wednesday night.

On Wednesday night, authorities removed all kinds of evidence at a home on the 2700 block of Brentwood.

Haz-Mat was called in early Thursday morning and officers also took out chemicals and over-the-counter medications.

Officers showed up at the home Tuesday afternoon, but they didn't have a search warrant.

They tell NewsWest 9, they asked the woman who lives there, for permission to go inside.

She welcomed them in, and that's when they say they found chemicals to make meth right in plain sight.

They went to the home after Lubbock troopers made an arrest Tuesday which lead them there.

Lubbock and DPS Narcotics Investigators, Ector Deputies, and Odessa Police all helped with the bust.

The FBI also showed up during the bust.

The woman in the home faces federal charges of conspiracy to manufacture meth.

She hasn't been identified, but more charges could be coming her way.

This is the second meth bust in the Permian Basin.