Update: Lexington Police Bust DMT Drug Lab

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Updated: 8/01/2013 12:02 am

Lexington Police fought a new drug for the first time Wednesday night. They say they’ve worked with DMT in training before, but not on the streets.

Police said a maintenance worker found a drug lab in the crawl space of an abandoned house on Tulane Drive near Wilson Downing.

Officers said someone was making an illegal substance called DMT, which is similar to bath salts and is similar to cooking meth.

“It’s as dangerous as meth labs are. Anytime that you add chemical compounds to a container and then put that container under pressure that it wasn't intended for it has the same danger as what we would find for a normal meth lab,” Lt. Scott Blakely said.

Police said they also found marijuana being grown next door.

That’s where they arrested three men, John Long, 18, Shaun Ebner, 20 and Johnathan Grant, 22. They were charged with cultivating in marijuana greater than five plants and trafficking a controlled substance 1st degree.

The area was not evacuated, but no one was allowed down a section of Tulane Drive for several hours.

Police said the home owner will be responsible to clean up the house before anyone can live in it again. They said this can cost nearly $10,000.

Neighbors said they were surprised to learn of a drug lab in their community. They called their neighborhood quiet and a place to raise children.

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wtvqpropaganda - 8/13/2013 2:48 AM
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propaganda at it's best. DMT is the most natual substance you could put in you're body. It's already in you're body. It's not dangrous at all, It's completely safe. You're body releases DMT when you sleep. Do your reseach!
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