Meth lab found in Laramie

Laramie, Wyo. – Authorities say that a failed drug test by a Laramie man on probation led to the discovery of a large methamphetamine laboratory in the city.

Laramie police say they arrested 47-year-old Christopher Watkins on Wednesday after workers with the Office of Probation and Parole found a methamphetamine lab in the garage of his home.

Commander Mitch Cushman of the Laramie Police Department says the meth lab was one of the largest he's seen. Cushman says police searched Watkins' home after he failed a drug test.

Watkins was on probation from his conviction last year in Albany County District Court on forging prescriptions to obtain a painkiller drug.