Mail theft probe leads to alleged drug lab in Pearland apartment

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">Noel Daley (Photo/Friendswood Police Department)</span></div>
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 Setliff, 38, of Houston, was charged with Manufacture Delivery of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1. His bond was set at $10,000. Setliff was charged in Federal courts following a Friendswood arrest for drug dealing and weapons charges in October 2008. He was released from Federal custody on July 15, 2014 and is currently on supervised release with the U. S. Probation Office in Houston.
    Chadd Robert Randall, 29, of Alvin, was charged with Manufacture Delivery of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1. His bond was set at $10,000.
    Noel Christopher Daley, 49, of Alvin, was charged with Manufacture Delivery of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1. His bond was set at $10,000.
    Angela Marie Collins, 33, of Alvin, was charged with Manufacture Delivery of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1. Her bond was set at $10,000.
    Christina Marie Flores, 31, of unknown address, was charged with Manufacture Delivery of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1. Her bond was set at $10,000.
    Stephanie Marie Beyer, 38, of unknown address, was charged with Manufacture Delivery of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1. She was released on bond Tuesday.


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