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Police probe for meth lab at Columbus lodge

Mark Mathis (Source: Muscogee County Jail ) Mark Mathis (Source: Muscogee County Jail )
(Source: Laura Ann Sills) (Source: Laura Ann Sills)
(Source: Laura Ann Sills) (Source: Laura Ann Sills)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Everyone was evacuated from the Efficiency Lodge in Columbus after police found a possible meth lab.

Officers from the Columbus Police Pardons and Parole Division were visiting someone at the hotel when they noticed the possible meth lab.

Mark Mathis, 29, arrested and charged him with probation violation and manufacturing meth. He pled not guilty and the case was bound over to superior court.

The entire lodge was evacuated as crews cleared out the working meth lab. Officials say there was hazardous waste and explosive material inside.

Mathis is still in jail with no bond.

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