Monday, July 16, 2018

Methamphetamine lab found about Yekaterinburg justice of the peace courtroom

Acting on a tip from local residents, police uncovered a methamphetamine laboratory one floor above a Yekaterinburg justice of the peace courtroom this week.

The courtroom is located on the ground floor of a multistory building at 20 Ulitsa Kultury that includes residential apartments on the upper floors. The lab on the second floor was used to produce a potent type of Pervitin, which is a form of methamphetamine, Life News reports.

The dealers equipped their rented apartment with a special ventilation system that kept odors from the drug's production from seeping into the courtroom. The smell did, however, waft through the rest of the building, which led to neighbors demanding the local City Without Drugs foundation look into the residence.

The drug producers dealt the narcotic from the site and needles that had been used were found thrown away in the stairwell.

"We arrested three people," Yevgeny Malenkin, the vice president of City Without Drugs, said, according to Life News. "The organizer, Sergei, was making 100 doses a day, while his helper, Diana, would bring needles to addicts on the stairs."

A third person, Eduard, was found carrying a knife upon his arrest. He was later found to be wanted for murder in an unrelated case.