MOOERS FORKS — State Police say they have busted another meth lab.
The alleged methamphetamine manufactory was located at 3199 State Route 11 in the Town of Mooers hamlet of Mooers Forks.
The bust happened mid afternoon, said Bureau of Criminal Investigation Capt. Robert LaFountain.
A SWAT team was there, and authorities had “several suspects” in custody, he said.
Those suspects were decontaminated shortly before 6:15 p.m. and were en route for processing.
A team was due to decontaminate the building.
LaFountain said he believed the other residents of the apartment building were evacuated.
The investigation was ongoing and would continue into the night, he said; the names of those arrested in the raid were not released on Monday.
This was one of a number of meth-lab busts in recent months in Clinton County, with several agencies cooperating on the cases.
Last month alone, police busted three alleged meth labs, netting a total six arrests in connection with them.
On July 13, Shawn L. Gushlaw, 35, was taken into custody. Authorities say he was manufacturing methamphetamine at the Villa Motel at 1875 North Ausable St. in Keeseville.
He was charged with third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine and tampering with physical evidence, both felonies.
Gushlaw was also charged with felony second-degree attempted assault after allegedly throwing a toxic substance used in meth production at the owner of the motel in an effort to get rid of evidence and evade arrest.
Less than a week later, on July 17, Aaron M. Prim, 35, of Redford; Kristopher M. Peryea, 22, of Saranac; and Jamie H. Gaudette, 36, of Plattsburgh were arrested and charged with felonies and misdemeanors in connection with meth they were allegedly producing in a multi-family building on Eleanor Way in the City of Plattsburgh.
Yet another alleged meth lab was raided two days later at 6 First St. in the Town of Plattsburgh. Michael F. Meigs, 35, lived in the house and was allegedly making the abrasive drug with Francis H. Estes, 20, of Keeseville.
Both men have been charged for the alleged unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine.