WRAY, Colo. — What started out as a call from a concerned neighbor, turned into a large scale meth lab bust resulting in one man arrested, the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office reported on Wednesday.
Curtis Lake, age 35, was arrested for unlawful manufacture, distribution or sale of a Schedule II controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana. He was being held without bail in Yuma County Jail.
On Tuesday, law enforcement officials were called to a home at 1024 Hale Street after neighbors reported a wanted fugitive was at the home.
Wray Police and Sheriff Deputies discovered a large meth lab in the basement of the home. After a search warrant was conducted, officers also found a large quantity of illegal marijuana.
“The lab was determined to be fully operational with all of the appropriate chemicals and equipment necessary to manufacture methamphetamine,” according to Adam Wills from the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office.
Multiple agencies, including the Sterling Police Department, Logan County Sheriff’s Office Meth Lab Teams and the Colorado State Patrol’s HazMat Team, safely dismantled the meth lab.
The operation took approximately 17 hours and forced residents of a nearby home to evacuate as a precaution.
“The combined effort with the Wray Police Department and the assistance from all of the other agencies was integral to a safe and successful resolution,” Sheriff Day said.