The department’s Special Investigations and Enforcement Unit with assistance from the K-9 unit and other officers conducted an investigation and surveillance operation on a residence at 416 Schuyler St. occupied by Michael J. Lucas, according to police.
Lucas, 40, was stopped by police at 5:30 p.m. Friday while driving in an alley near the 1800 block of Fourth Street. Upon being stopped Lucas allegedly discarded a bag containing suspected meth manufacturing items and fled on foot back to his residence where he was apprehended, according to police.
Lucas was charged with disposal of methamphetamine waste (Class 2 felony) and further charges are pending review and a laboratory analysis, according to police.
The total amount of suspected meth has not been determined as of Saturday morning, but Peru police chief Doug Bernabei described it as “a significant seizure.”
The Peru Investigations and Enforcement Unit were also assisted in the clean-up and disposal of potentially hazardous material by the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team and the state police meth response team, according to Bernabei.