Clandestine drug lab discovered in Kingswood

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Police attached to the Drug Squad and Strike Force Whitman have located a large clandestine drug laboratory in Kingswood.

About 7.30am yesterday,investigators from Strike Force Whitman executed a search warrant at a home in Talia Close, Kingswood.

It will be alleged police located a large clandestine drug laboratory in the kitchen of the residence. Specialist officers from the Drug Squad seized glassware used in the manufacture of prohibited drugs, as well as pre-cursor chemicals and pseudoephedrine-based medicines.

A 35-year-old man was arrested at the premises and taken to Penrith Police Station, where he was charged with two counts of manufacture prohibited drug.

The charged man faced Penrith Local Court yesterday. He was granted conditional bail to re-appear at Penrith Local Court on 11 January 2013.

The Drug Squad established Strike Force Whitman in June 2012 to investigate the manufacture and supply of prohibited drugs in NSW.

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