06-24-10 Large Meth Lab found in South County
UPDATE; So County Meth Lab
Boise, June 24, 6;30 pm- Boise Police BANDIT
Narcotics Detectives have found a second site, a former lab site,
on the same property as a large, active meth lab in south Ada
The second site that still contained volatile
chemicals, is in an outbuilding behind the main house at 13131 S.
Five Mile Rd.
The Boise Fire Haz Mat team and Kuna Fire is also on
scene along with Boise Police and Ada County Sheriffs deputies.
Boise, June 24, 2010, 5:15 p.m.- Boise Police have
arrested one man and are now beginning the clean up of what
detectives describe as a "large, active" meth lab in south Ada
"This may be the largest meth lab I've seen in
years," said Sgt. Mike Harrington. "We judge the size of labs on
the amount of chemicals and separation in process, and this is good
"This lab is probably turning out about an ounce
of meth at a time, which is pretty good quantity." said Sgt.
Arrested: Richard R. Eubanks, 38,
Charge: Delivery of a Controlled
charges, including Manufacturing a Controlled Substance are
What Happened: Detectives with
the Boise Police BANDIT Narcotics Unit has been investigating the
suspect Eubanks since March in connection with sales of
methamphetamine. With the help of Ada County Sheriff's deputies,
detectives went to his home at 13131 S. Five Mile near Kuna to
serve an arrest warrant on Eubanks this afternoon. When they
arrived at the single family home, detectives found an active meth
lab in the house.
"There's a large volume of volatile chemicals and
chemicals being processed, heated and separated. This lab was
active, it was cooking," said Sgt. Harrington.
The volatile chemicals involved in manufacturing
meth do pose an explosive risk and a health risk if inhaled. Boise
Police narcotics detectives are trained in the safe dismantling of
meth labs. That process is just beginning and will likely last the
next several hours, again with the assistance of Ada County
Detectives say they believe the suspect has been
in the home for the past two years, although it's unknown at this
time how long the meth lab has been active.