Police make arrest after clan lab found at Parkside, South Australia

Police will continue to process and dismantle a clandestine laboratory at Parkside today after it was discovered by detectives yesterday.

On Thursday 13 August, Serious and Organised Crime Branch detectives searched a shed in Parkside and allegedly located chemicals and glassware constituting a clandestine laboratory.

A 57-year-old man from the address was arrested and charged with manufacturing a controlled drug, possessing prescribed equipment to manufacture a controlled drug and possessing a prohibited weapon.

He was bailed to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on 30 September.

“The manufacture of controlled drugs poses a significant danger to the community, offenders, emergency services and the detectives who dismantle the clandestine laboratories. Serious and Organised Crime Branch continue to target those involved in the manufacturing of drugs and this arrest should serve as a warning to them,” said Detective Chief Inspector Denise Gray.

Anyone with information on the manufacture, sale or supply of illicit drugs can report it anonymously to police via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au

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