Meth Lab Found Above Courtroom

Posted: 29th March 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized
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Police acting on a tip from local residents uncovered  a methamphetamine laboratory one floor above a justice of the  peace courtroom in Yekaterinburg.

The courtroom is housed on the ground floor of a multistory  building at 20 Ulitsa Kultury with residential apartments on the  floors above, and the second-floor lab was used to produce  a potent form of Pervitin, a type of methamphetamine, Life  News reported Thursday.

The drugmakers dealt the narcotic on site, and used  needles were found discarded in the stairwell, the news site  reported.

The dealers equipped their rented apartment with a special  ventilation system to keep odors from the drug’s production  from wafting into the courtroom. But the illicit smell permeated  the rest of the building leading neighbors to demand that  the local City Without Drugs foundation investigate the residence.

“We arrested three people,” foundation vice president Yevgeny Malenkin told  Life News. “The organizer, Sergei, was making 100 doses a day, while his  helper, Diana, would bring needles to addicts on the stairs.”

The third person, also identified only by his first name, Eduard,  was found with a knife when he was arrested. He was later determined  to be wanted for murder in a separate case.


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