Thursday, May 17, 2007

Who Said Hugo is Dull?

Wednesday morning I woke up and looked out the window and saw a police car parked in a driveway across the street. I looked down the street and saw two more squad cars blocking off the road. I watched the action over the course of several hours. During that time, a woman and her daughter came out of the house with bags packed, and a dog kennel in tow, and got into one of the squad cars. There was no sign of the man living there. Then two policemen clothed in white jumpsuits and masks, complete with yellow rubber galoshes, pulled container after container of liquid out of our neighbor's garage. Then they proceeded to test each container with a device that looked like a large walkie-talkie. The "antennae" part was actually like a straw that they stuck in the end of each container and then punched some buttons on the keypad. Our best guess at all this action was a drug bust. This morning our conclusions were confirmed. They busted the start of a meth lab.

Man arrested for making meth in Hugo
Washington County sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call about a domestic dispute but what they found was a meth lab.The deputies were called to a town home in Hugo around 6 a.m. When they arrived and entered the home they found a small meth lab. The deputies brought ether, ephedrine and trace amounts of meth out of the town home before ventilating the home and building. They arrested one man.Authorities say there was no health risk to any of the his neighbors.This is the first meth lab Washington County authorities have busted in three years.

Last Updated: 5/16/2007 4:34:39 PM

Meth lab found in Hugo

Washington County Deputies responding to a domestic call found a meth lab at a townhome in Hugo Wednesday morning. It is the first meth lab found in Washington County in at least three years, according to officials. Deputies responded to the call on Emmit Dr. and Education Dr. around 6 a.m. While inside, they found gallons of ether, ephedrine, and tubes testing positive for meth. Neighbors were notified, however, the home is ventilated well and there is no risk of an explosion, according to deputies. James Langer, 31, was taken into custody in connection with the threats and could face charges for the lab. Langer lives in the brand new complex with his girlfriend and her 12-year-old daughter.

Updated at: 05/16/2007 05:42:20
PMBy: Justin Piehowski, Web Manager


erin said...

That's crazy!! I'm glad you are safe.

kristi noser said...

I am so glad they found it before they started the cooking.