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Cape Coral Police: Narcotics detectives bust meth lab

By Staff | Mar 22, 2012

Cape Coral Police narcotics detectives took down a suspected meth lab Thursday, arresting two people in the process.

Detectives, forensics personnel and Hazmat crews dismantled a meth manufacturing operation at 2122 Jacaranda Parkway West, officials said.

The Lee County Bomb Squad and DEA assisted in the dismantling of the operation inside of the home.

Detectives, who began investigating after receiving a tip, arrested two suspects. Michelle Bishop and Christopher Evans, both of 2122 Jacaranda, were arrested by detectives on charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine with Minors Present, Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Trafficking methamphetamine and Child Neglect.

The minor children in the home have been taken into custody by DCF. Detectives recovered more than 12 ounces of manufactured methamphetamine from the home, officials said, adding more than 6 grams constitutes trafficking.

Cape Coral Code Enforcement has deemed the house unlivable due to the presence of dangerous chemicals used to make methamphetamine. Hazmat crews have removed the chemicals and the threat to the neighborhood has been removed, officials said.

Source: Cape Coral Police Department