Knox Co. officer taken to hospital while cleaning up meth lab

KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Knox County Sheriff's deputy was taken to UT Medical Center Tuesday after responding to a meth lab.

An investigation led officers to a home on Cash Road, off Asheville Highway around 4:00 p.m.

Deputies found meth being cooked as they went inside.

Two men and two women were in the home and are now in custody.

A spokesperson says the injured officer likely suffered a heat related injury from the air tight suits worn for protection.

Officers say they expect to be at the home until early Wednesday morning.

The lab is at a home on Cash Road in East Knox County.

A spokesperson for the sheriff's office says one officer was taken to U.T. Medical Center with unreleased injuries. That officer's condition has also not been released.

Local 8 News has a crew on the way and will bring you more information as soon as it becomes available.


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