FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lt. Chris Wynn, 760-839-4700
On February 19, 2011, at approximately 1930 hours, detectives from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) and officers from the Special Enforcement Team (SET) executed a search warrant at an apartment complex in the 1900 Block of East Grand Avenue in Escondido. During the warrant service, an active Methamphetamine lab was discovered. The resident, Douglas Carmichael, 49 years old, of Escondido was taken into custody for Manufacturing a Controlled Substance. Additional charges are pending and will be added as warranted by the investigation.
Occupants from the adjacent apartments were asked to leave their residences until the lab could be safely contained and any threats eliminated. The lab was cleaned up by members of the Drug Enforcement Administration.
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