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Largest meth bust in state history in Payne County

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PERKINS, Okla. — A major meth bust is being called the largest in state history. The Payne County District Attorney’s Office has charged James Coon, 20, with 123 counts including manufacturing a controlled dangerous substance methamphetamine within 2,000 feet of a child care facility and trafficking illegal drugs.

Investigators say they found hundreds of plastic bottles that were being used to make meth inside an abandoned home.

“They’re calling it the one pot meth where they take a small amount of the ingredients to manufacture meth and they put it basically in a plastic bottle,” Payne County Sheriff R.B. Hauf said.

According to prosecutors, state drug enforcement officials have said that this is the largest seizure of meth labs in Oklahoma history.
The sheriff`s office says Coon was making the meth at the home for the past year.

Coon is being held on a $1 million bond.

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