Police arrest man at Seaton drug lab, South Australia

A man was arrested after police discovered a clandestine laboratory at Seaton yesterday.

Serious and Organised Crime Branch and Western District CIB detectives arrested a 39-year-old Woodville West man after locating a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory.

He was charged with manufacture a controlled drug and appeared in the Port Adelaide Magistrates Court yesterday.

The premises where the lab was found was damaged by fire on 8 August, which police suspect was linked to a methamphetamine laboratory.

Acting District Chief Inspector Jon Halliday said, “Clandestine laboratories involve the use of toxic and flammable chemicals that pose a significant risk to drug manufacturers, the community and emergency services workers.

“People who manufacture or sell illicit drugs can face penalties of up to a $500,000 fine or life imprisonment, and can also have assets, such as houses or cars, seized.”

Anyone with information on the manufacture, sale or supply of illicit drugs can report it anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au


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