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Police, HazMat Investigate Suspected Meth Lab in Squirrel Hill South

Date: September 12, 2021
Incident Type: Drug lab
Location: Zone 4

Just before 1:15 a.m., Zone 4 officers were called to a residence in the 6300 block of Darlington Road after a resident reported a suspected burglary in progress.

Responding officers escorted all of the occupants out of the home's apartments to conduct a protective sweep for a possible suspect when they recognized the markings of a clandestine meth lab in one of the upstairs suites.

The HazMat team was called to the scene to conduct testing. One male occupant of the apartment was arrested and faces multiple charges. Police are seeking an arrest warrant for a second male.

The Pennsylvania State Police Clandestine Lab Response Team was called in to remove the chemical contents/evidence.

The investigation is ongoing.


Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz