BAD AXE, MI ā€” Officers from the Bay Area Narcotics Enforcement Team (BAYANET) donned their HAZMAT apparel to help police in Bad Axe remove a potentially explosive methamphetamine lab.

Around 8:15 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, Bad Axe police officers and Huron County Sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant at 215 W. Butler St. Officers soon discovered one of the bedrooms contained a meth lab, prompting law enforcement to evacuate the building and erect a perimeter around it.
Bad Axe firefighters arrived on the scene and entered the house while wearing self-contained breathing apparatuses. The firefighters used ventilating equipment and opened doors and windows to help dissipate the noxious fumes, Bad Axe Police Chief David W. Rothe reports.
Police asked the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) out of Detroit to assist them with a HAZMAT team. The DEA recommended police instead contact BAYANET out of Bay City.
BAYANET responded to the site with a HAZMAT team and entered the home. They recovered meth, heroin, cocaine and assorted paraphernalia and meth ingredients, as well as money, Rothe reports.
Officers arrested a 21-year-old Detroit man on charges of delivering a controlled substance and a 30-year-old Bad Axe man on a charge of maintaining a drug house. Police are seeking a third man who was not present at the time of the search.
The incident remains under investigation.
  1. Doc says:

    As Phil Anselmo might say, that’s Bad Axe …