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MIAMI-DADE, Fla. –  Miami-Dade police say officials uncovered a fully functional drug lab while following up on an eviction order Saturday in northwest Miami-Dade.

The elaborate setup was allegedly being used to make and store various drugs, including methamphetamine, ecstasy, LSD and more.NW-Miami-Dade-drug-lab-discovery-2-JPG

A 29-year-old man in the home in the 8000 block of Northwest 200th Street was taken into custody at 7 a.m. Saturday.

The man is being charged with armed trafficking. More charges are pending. Police said the man was renting the home.

The DEA clandestine laboratory enforcement team, Miami-Dade police, the state attorney and chief state attorney all arrived at the home.

Detectives spent hours removing pill makers, more than 100,000 empty pill capsules, flasks, a pill press, beakers and dozens of instruments used to make various types of drugs.

Police said finished product, including methamphetamine, LSD and ecstasy, were also found in the home.

Authorities said the lab posed a severe threat to the surrounding neighborhood, given the dozens of chemicals found in the home.

Police remained at the scene at 9 p.m. Saturday and planned to continue searching and cleaning the home for several more hours.

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