NEWPORT, Wash. -- The Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office discovered a meth lab Tuesday in Newport following the report of domestic violence assault.
Eric L. Benzo, 38, was arrested for unlawful imprisonment/domestic violence. Authorities obtained information during Benzo’s arrest and deputies got a search warrant for a garage on his property.
On Wednesday, officials served the search warrant on Benzo’s property where a small meth lab was found. The Washington State Patrol sent a specially trained team to assist deputies in processing the lab.
Benzo faces additional charges of manufacturing, delivery or possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine.