GARLAND COUNTY, Ark. – A suspect is being sought after running from the scene of a drug bust that included the discovery of a meth lab on Friday.

That’s according to the 18th East Judicial District Drug Task Force (DTF).

It happened at 124 Curtis Lane in North Garland County, when a narcotics search warrant was being served.

The Garland County Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations, Hot Springs Police Department, and Arkansas State Police (ASP) were at the scene providing assistance and the ASP Aircraft Section also helped in the operation. 

The DTF says the target of the investigation, Rodney Blocker, ran out of a camper on the property and was unable to be found.

An active meth lab and a large amount of components to manufacture meth were also discovered inside the camper, along with four guns, 1/4 ounce of methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia.

The Arkansas State Crime Lab is processing the meth lab.

Officials say a pickup truck reported stolen from Sheridan was recovered on the property.

DTF officials say numerous felony warrants will be applied for in the upcoming days for Blocker, who “has been a problem in Garland County for some time and shutting down his operation in North Garland County will be beneficial to the community.”