Wednesday August 21 2013
– Police dismantled an alleged drug laboratory and arrested two men yesterday.
Police raided a business in Moore Road, Airport a West, and found “a significant amount of chemicals”.
“Detectives are conducting ongoing inquiries as to what the chemicals were being used for,” Victoria Police spokeswoman Leonie Johnson said.
However, Andrew Hutton, 38, of Skye, has been charged with 15 offences including possessing a precursor chemical, possessing a substance for trafficking a drug of dependence, reckless conduct endangering life and reckless conduct endangering serious injury.
A second man, Heiko Krueger, 61, from Lalor, was also arrested and has been charged with possessing a precursor chemical.
Frankston Crime Investigation Unit detectives, with the assistance of the Clandestine Laboratory Squad, carried out the raid.
Metropolitan Fire Brigade members were notified “as a precaution” due to some of the barrels being damaged, police said.
“Investigators also seized a significant amount of chemicals from a Swift Way, Dandenong South, premises on the 7th of August,” Ms Johnson said.
Both men were released on bail to reappear in court in December – Jon Kaila