The evening of Wednesday, Nov. 9 the Clay County Sheriff's Office received a call from a rural residence northwest of Everly regarding materials possibly used in manufacture of methamphetamine.
After an investigation, law enforcement officers confiscated equipment for analysis by the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation.
The occupants reported that they discovered a meth lab in one of their outbuildings. After Clay County Deputies secured the scene, Meth/Clan lab officers from the State Fire Marshall's Office, Pocahontas Sheriff's Office, and the Spencer Police Department were called in to assist, as well as members of the Everly Fire and Rescue and Emergency Management. Evidence was collected to be sent to the Iowa DCI Lab for processing and hazardous material was properly disposed of.
Clay County Sheriff Randy Krukow said that his office is currently working with area law enforcement agencies and members of the Iowa Great Lakes Drug Task Force to find those responsible as the investigation continues.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Clay County Sheriff's Office or area law enforcement agency.