Officer stumbles upon $33,000 in artwork at old meth lab

February 6, 2015 9:11 PM

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An Albuquerque officer searching a former meth lab stumbled upon artwork by late-American Indian artist Al Momaday that likely was stolen and worth more than $30,000, police said.

Police said the officer found the valuable prints last week during a protective sweep of the condemned apartment right before city official were to board up the property. Authorities say the building was deemed uninhabitable for two years following the discovery of a methamphetamine lab.

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