Investigators find suspected hidden meth lab

May 8, 2009 5:29:26 PM PDT
Investigators have found what they believe is a secret meth lab in a home in Montgomery County.Late Wednesday night, the Montgomery County Sheriff's office received a tip of a possible wanted person. During their investigation and arrest of the suspect, the deputies uncovered components of a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory. The deputies received consent to search two addresses the tip caller advised the suspect frequented.

The homes were located near each other in the 11300 block of Gilmore and the 25400 block of Redwood in east Montgomery County. The suspect was found hiding on the roof of one of the houses.

During the consensual search of the homes, the deputies discovered items they recognized to be components of a clandestine lab. The deputies secured the scenes which in turn were searched and evidence seized by SIU deputies trained to investigate clandestine labs.

Some of the items recovered or observed at the scene included pseudo-ephedrine boxes, camp fuel cans, glass that contained crystal methamphetamine, coffee filters, funnels and plastic bottles containing suspected methamphetamine and methamphetamine in solution. This investigation is continuing and will be forwarded to the MCDA for prosecution. No arrests were made at the scene with regards to the lab.

On Thursday, the special investigations unit conducted a narcotics search warrant at a residence located in the 19400 block of Old Coffin Road in East Montgomery County. The SIU had received information from the DEA that three suspects were arrested in Lafayette, Louisiana on May 6. The suspects were in possession on one kilogram of ice methamphetamine and the suspects were known to frequent the area of Old Coffin Road.

With this information the SIU conducted an investigation and found a residence on Old Coffin Road that was rented by the suspects. The SIU established probable cause for a search warrant. Approximately six bags weighing a total of one pound of ice methamphetamine was discovered hidden a wall. A digital gram scale, packaging, food sealers, two vehicles and other paraphernalia were discovered inside the residence.

This investigation is continuing. The names of the suspects have not been released at this time.

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