Meth lab discovered in Newport

Meth lab discovered in Newport

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Meth lab discovered in Newport

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on September 5, 2013 at 7:32 PM

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.

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