Lieutenant Andy Lowrie wears hazardous materials protection to handle the dangerous checmicals involved in making methamphetamine.
Report of Assault Leads to Large Meth Lab Bust, LEGGETT, May 17, 2010 - Shortly after 1 pm on May 17, 2010, Polk County Detective Andy Lowrie busted up a meth operation that had seven different meth labs in one travel trailer. Everything started when Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of violence from 215 North Glen drive. The girlfriend of Shane Fanestiel, 23, of the North Glen Subdivision in Leggett reported that Fanestiel was being violent with her. When Deputies arrived at the trailer they noted evidence of a meth lab. Lieutenant Andy Lowrie was dispatched to the travel trailer and upon searching the trailer uncovered Seven 1 pot meth labs. Fanestiel was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance of 200 to 400 grams (methamphetamine), a first degree felony. Pending lab reports, more charges are coming. According to Lowrie, an investigation is under way and there will be more arrests.
Shane Fanestial (right), 23, of Leggett waits as Detectives uncover damning evidence of meth manufacturing.
Deputy James Romero deals with Shane Fanestiel...
...and places Fanestiel under arrest for felony possession of a controlled substance.
(left to right) Lieutenant Andy Lowrie, Deputy Brent Foster, Deputy James Romero
One of seven 1 pot meth labs located in Fanestiel's travel trailer.
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