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Neighbors Shocked About Harris Street Meth Lab Discovery

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Neighbors in shock after drugs were found in a home right down the street.

Darrin Wright and Shannon Little were arrested last night at their home on Harris Street in Cadillac.

The Traverse Narcotics Team and other agencies uncovered these elements to make meth.

They spent several hours last night gathering up evidence inside the home.

Police say they had been investigating wright and little for three weeks.

Last night, they finally were able to make the arrests -- to the shock of people living nearby.

"And then I saw that they had the units from Traverse City and the hazmat suits come out and I knew at that time that were dealing with something that was drug related," describes Diane Hora, a neighbor.

Police say Darrin Wright and Shannon Little were running a meth lab out of this home in Cadillac. Neighbors say it wasn't a discovery they were expecting.

"It's a real kick in the teeth that we have this kind of activity going on here."

The house sits right across the street from the Wexford County Courthouse, where Little and Wright were arraigned today. Little faces ten counts, Wright faces eleven including operating a meth lab, making meth, and committing crimes with a computer. Hora tells us she had no idea wright was possibly running a drug house.

"He was very cordial, you could talk to him, he was clean shaven, he was a hard worker, he was always out here in the yard. It just caught me really off-guard that this would happen at this place."

Tonight, a sense of relief for many-- hopeful their families aren't living in danger of this meth lab any longer.

"I'm angry that they would do this in our neighborhood but I'm glad to see that the law's stepping up and taking place, and getting this taken care of us."

Darrin Wright is also being charged with failing to register as a sex offender.

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