Meth Lab Found in Vacant Bronx Apartment Across Street From NYC School – NBC New York

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  • Drug Enforcement Administration brokers and NYPD officers raided a methamphetamine conversion lab in a vacant Bronx condo earlier this month, the primary such lab to be found in New York City, the DEA mentioned in an announcement launched Wednesday.
  • Agents and officers additionally arrested three males and seized 22 kilos of methamphetamine, 45 grams of heroin, and a couple of,000 drugs, presumably Percocet and oxycodone, regulation enforcement officers mentioned.
  • The meth conversion lab raided on Feb. 3 was situated inside a big six-story constructing at 3204 Kingsbridge Avenue straight throughout the road from a public elementary faculty, regulation enforcement officers mentioned.

Drug Enforcement Administration brokers and NYPD officers raided a methamphetamine conversion lab in a vacant Bronx condo earlier this month, the primary such lab to be found in New York City, the DEA mentioned in an announcement launched Wednesday.

Agents and officers additionally arrested three males and seized 22 kilos of methamphetamine, 45 grams of heroin, and a couple of,000 drugs, presumably Percocet and oxycodone, regulation enforcement officers mentioned.

Officials mentioned Mexican drug trafficking networks proceed to push methamphetamines towards New York and convert the medication into crystal meth utilizing conversion labs that are extremely unstable and might ignite or explode if blended or saved improperly.

The meth conversion lab raided on Feb. 3 was situated inside a big six-story constructing at 3204 Kingsbridge Avenue straight throughout the road from a public elementary faculty, regulation enforcement officers mentioned.

The Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor charged Inoel Acosta, 35, and Luis Reyes, 26, with a number of state narcotics associated prices and Angel Zepeda, 49, the constructing superintendent, with prison facilitation.

“This isn’t breaking bad, but it is a bad sign that methamphetamine is trying to make a home in New York City,” DEA Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan mentioned. “If the latest reports of increases in drug-related overdose deaths don’t scare you, crystal meth conversion labs in New York City should.”

Acosta and Reyes stay in jail.  Zepeda was launched on supervised launch, officers mentioned. Attorney data for the accused was not instantly identified.