Denver Surprised By Downtown High-Rise Meth Lab

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Denver police officers were surprised to find a suspected methamphetamine lab yesterday on the eighth floor of a high-rise downtown loft, the Denver Post reports. “It’s the first time anyone recalls a meth lab downtown in a high rise,” said a police spokesman. A man and a woman were arrested.

“A meth lab? Down here?” asked Ryan Mitchell, 20, who had planned to get breakfast at a nearby bagel store. “You might expect something like this elsewhere, but not right downtown.”

Officials elsewhere say it was not unexpected that the often rural or suburban drug has made its way to the urban core. “We’re finding (meth labs) everywhere,” said Lt. Lori Moriarty of a local drug task force. “We have found them in cemeteries, campgrounds. People can manufacture (meth) anywhere.”


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