'Home-produced drugs lab' found in Charlton Down home
- 21 November 2013
- From the section Dorset
Part of a street in a Dorset village was evacuated after police found what appeared to be a "home-produced drugs lab" in a neighbouring property.
Officers made the discovery after they were called to an address in Sherren Avenue, Charlton Down, near Dorchester, in the early hours of Thursday.
Dorset Police said a number of "component chemicals" were found within the property.
A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the production of drugs.
Eight neighbouring homes were evacuated as a precaution and the cordon would remain in place while officers investigated the scene, a Dorset Police spokesman said.
Fire crews have also been at the scene assisting police.