Fort Collins meth raid turns up empty

Posted on: 10:26 am, February 7, 2013, by and , updated on: 04:26pm, February 7, 2013

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Dozens of police officers in SWAT gear and a hazmat team raided a northeast Fort Collins farm compound looking for a suspected meth lab Thursday morning.

Thirteen people were temporarily detained during the raid, but no arrests were made, according to the Fort Collins Coloradoan.

The raid happened on Holter Cattle Co. property at 2816 E. Vine Drive.

No meth lab was found.

One resident told the Coloradoan he had just gotten into the shower in the home he rents when armed officers detained him.

“They pulled me out in my underwear,” the man said. “I guess they think there’s a lab out there. There ain’t nothing.”

Lt. Greg Yeager, the task force commander, said investigators got a search warrant for the property following a long investigation.

Suspected meth and drug paraphernalia and controlled medications were found in the raid, he said.

“The initial information was there was at least meth dealing at this location,” Yeager told the newspaper.