The discovery of a clandestine drug-manufacturing laboratory at a self-storage facility yesterday has led to a major investigation of potential drug-related activity in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia. A series of drug-related raids on Wednesday led detectives to Hi-Tech Self Storage in Toormina Place, where they found equipment they believe could be used in making prohibited drugs, namely amphetamines.
Because of the volatility of the chemicals involved in drug manufacturing and the dangers they pose, police shut down the storage facility and established a crime scene. Specialist police from the State Crime Command’s clandestine laboratories unit were also summoned to the site.
On Wednesday, police raided a private residence on Brodie Street, finding 28 grams of cannabis and electrical gear, which has been detained for forensic analysis. A 35-year-old man found in the home was charged with prohibited-drug possession.
Another suspected drug laboratory was dismantled by police in Toormina Place last month. Police have urged residents to be watchful for signs of illegal drug activity, such as black plastic over windows and chemical smells.
Source: The Coffs Coast Advocate, Local drug labs busted
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