During search for wanted man, deputies uncover meth lab inside home in Walworth County

WALWORTH COUNTY -- Walworth County Sheriff's officials say their search for a wanted man uncovered a meth lab at a home in the Village of Bloomfield.

On Monday, November 23rd, Walworth County Sheriff's officials, in conjunction with the Walworth County Drug Enforcement Unit and the Village of Bloomfield Police Department (in Pell Lake) received information that a 31-year-old man was wanted through the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Probation and Parole Office.

It was reported that the man was at his home on Myrtle Road in the Village of Bloomfield in Walworth County.

The home was searched -- but the man was not located.

What was located, however, was the remains of a meth lab.

The DEA Clandestine Lab Team was called out to the scene to assist with clean-up.

During this time, deputies learned the 31-year-old man was at the Walmart store in Lake Geneva. He was taken into custody there.

A search warrant was then served on the home, and DEA officials recovered paraphernalia used to manufacture meth, and 16 grams of meth.

The following charges will now be forwarded to the district attorney's office: possession of meth, possession of meth waste, manufacturing meth, possession of meth paraphernalia and maintaining a drug house.