Two teen-agers who were in the house at the time of the raid are now with relatives, Lakes said.
The sheriff said the house, particularly the basement, contained "strong indicators" of a meth lab.
"Coleman fuel, bottles of liquids, scales, a hot plate, a variety of things like that," he said.
In addition, Lakes said that when they entered the house he and Smith smelled a strong chemical odor that they associated with meth manufacture.
Pittman, in the custody of law enforcement, and the teen-agers, in the company of a caseworker from the Kentucky Department of Social Services, were taken to Fort Logan Hospital, where the teens were checked for possible ill effects caused by proximity to the volatile and toxic chemical processes that accompany meth cooking.
The teens were examined and released. Pittman was given intravenous fluids and treated for high blood pressure and rapid pulse. At the Lincoln County Jail, Pittman renounced his lifestyle and vowed to change his ways, Lakes said.
Lakes said Pittman appeared to have been in the process of making meth and panicked when he learned that law officers had arrived.
Lakes and members of the Kentucky State Police were at Pittman's house most of Sunday night searching and containing what they believed to be toxic chemicals.
The same process occurred Tuesday when Lakes found another meth lab, this one about 100 yards into the woods behind Pittman's house.
In a small clearing, Lakes found numerous bottles of toxic-looking liquid, evidence that a Coleman stove had been in operation, and other assorted items that would indicate meth activity.
Lakes pointed to a spindly marijuana plant growing in the dense underbrush. He said that state police were coincidentally conducting a helicopter flyover of Lincoln County Tuesday and found no evidence of other pot plants in the area.
About 5 p.m. Tuesday, a couple of drug-enforcement agents arrived with their hazardous-materials gear and entered the woods to clean up what they believed could be essentially a toxic dump.
Pittman's bond was set at $20,000.