Mail theft probe leads to alleged drug lab in Pearland apartment

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015
  • Noel Daley
  • Angela Collins
  • Chadd Randall
  • Christine Flores
  • Lance Setliff
  • Lindsey Davies
  • Stephanie Beyer
Noel Daley
Photo/Friendswood Police Department

PEARLAND, TX (KTRK) -- An investigation into alleged mail theft led police to what they say was a drug lab inside a Pearland apartment. And now 6 people are facing charges.

It all started last week in the 500 block of Mary Ann when a resident said he noticed a woman in a black Toyota stealing mail. He followed that woman, while calling police.

An officer caught up to the driver, identified as Lindsay Nicole Davies, 25, along 45 near Bay Area Blvd. They say she had a warrant out for her arrest in Brazoria County.

In her car, police say they found two large bags of mail and checks. Through an investigation, detectives were able to link the alleged mail thefts to a Pearland apartment, where they executed a search warrant Monday night.

Friendswood police say inside the apartment, they discovered a drug lab, which was producing Dimethyltriptamine (DMT). DMT is a powerful psychedelic drug.

Investigators say they also found 7.2 pounds of marijuana, 198.2 grams of methamphetamine, 14 grams of cocaine, 10.9 grams of heroin, 400 units of LSD, 141 units of MDMA (Ecstasy), 235 units of Xanax, 12 units of Hydrocodone, 15 units of Phenobarbital, 8 units of Oxycodone, 13 units of Adderall, 1.8 grams of Suboxone, 2.6 grams of butane-extracted hash oil, also known as "shatter", 11.4 grams of an unknown brown rock substance, and a handgun.

The following people were arrested and charged:

    Lance Ruel SetliffChadd Robert RandallNoel Christopher DaleyAngela Marie CollinsChristina Marie FloresStephanie Marie Beyer

All of the suspects were transported to the Brazoria County Detention Center in Angleton.