Two people have been arrested after a large amount of illegal drugs were found at Flinders Park yesterday.
Police will allege that about 12.05am on Tuesday 19 May, a search was conducted at a house in Malcolm Street. A clandestine laboratory for manufacturing drugs was found (pictured below), along with a large quantity of fantasy (GHB) and a large amount of methamphetamine. The lab and its components were in a carry case, ready to be set up and put into operation.
A sawn-off .22-calibre firearm was also located during the search.
A 54-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman, both of Flinders Park were charged with manufacturing a controlled drug, and trafficking a controlled drug. They were refused bail in the Port Adelaide Magistrates Court yesterday, and remanded in custody to appear in court at a later date.
Clandestine drug labs and the chemicals associated with them are very dangerous.
Signs that a drug lab may be operating in your area include:
– drawn curtains during daylight
– persons carrying laboratory glassware into the premises
– extensive and excessive security systems
– frequent visitors to premises who only stay for short periods of time
– chemical smells
– chemical/fertiliser/empty pill/capsule containers in rubbish
– pool cleaning equipment/chemicals when there is no swimming pool
Anyone with information about the manufacture, possession and sale of illegal drugs is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au
You can remain anonymous.