Archive for Thursday, November 11, 2004

Police arrest two in possible meth lab

November 11, 2004

A Eudora household had some unexpected guests drop by Saturday night when Eudora police and other area law enforcement officers raided what police believe to be a meth lab.
About 8:20 p.m. Saturday, Eudora police and officers from the Kansas Highway Patrol, Douglas County Drug Task Force and Douglas County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant on a residence in the city of Eudora. Police Chief Greg Dahlem wouldn't say specifically where the home was located because he said it was integral to the ongoing investigation.
Dahlem said officers seized what appeared to be components of a meth lab and products used in manufacturing methamphetamines. Officers arrested a 44-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman. Police also took three young children into custody and placed them in the care of Social Rehabilitative Services.
As of Tuesday, Dahlem said police were waiting on test results at Kansas Bureau of Investigation labs before anything could be turned over to the Douglas County District Attorney's office.
Dahlem said officers didn't yet know the amount of product seized, but he said the operation appeared large enough to have had several "cooks" done.
The chief said the raid was the result of ongoing investigations at the residence and that a tip helped lead police. Dahlem said police were still working on the case.
About five years ago, Dahlem said police and firefighters responded to a trailer fire caused by production of methamphetamines. In 1997, Dahlem said police shut down seven labs in Eudora, which he said might have slowed activity in subsequent years.
"Hopefully this one will," he said.

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