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Family busted for running 'sophisticated' meth lab: Police

Authorities said the group ran the operation out of the Plymouth home.

Laboratory equipment.

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It was an operation Walter White might envy, until it all went bad.

Plymouth Police busted a drug-dealing family that ran a “sophisticated laboratory” manufacturing methamphetamine, authorities said.

Seven people were arrested, ranging in age from 18 to 41, in the sting at the Plymouth home on Wednesday. A juvenile boy was among those charged, but was not found to be directly connected to the manufacturing operation, police said.

The raid was the culmination of a months-long investigation by local and federal agents into the making and selling of the drug. And unlike the show, "Breaking Bad," this was real life.

"During the search of the home a sophisticated laboratory, along with many items and materials were located throughout the residence that were being used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine," police said.

Investigators said they found a large amount of the methamphetamine packaged as if ready for sale. They also discovered pills and psilocybin mushrooms in the home, they said.

Those arrested were each charged with possession of a Class B substance and with conspiracy.

Arrested were Richard Pearson, 41, who was held on $100,000 bail, along with Casey Hamilton, 38, and Stephanie Dubis, 39, who were both held on $10,000 bail. David Hill, 20, was held on $5,000 bail. Kianna Pearson, 19, and an 18-year-old female who was not named were each held on $1,000 bail.

 

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