Police Take Down Meth Lab in La Plata - Southern Maryland Headline News

Police Take Down Meth Lab in La Plata


Brady Alan Hart, 36, of Virginia, was charged as a fugitive from justice, and Charles Innis Garber, 37, of Virginia, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine. Brady Alan Hart, 36, of Virginia, was charged as a fugitive from justice, and Charles Innis Garber, 37, of Virginia, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.

LA PLATA, Md. (June 22, 2016)—Police executed a search and seizure warrant last Friday at a house in the La Plata area after an extensive investigation regarding drug activity. An active methamphetamine lab was located in a trailer near the back of the house.

Police say quantities of cocaine with a street value of $10,000, marijuana, methamphetamine, narcotic prescription medication, ammunition, two long guns and numerous items to indicate distribution of controlled substances were recovered.

Two people were arrested on scene: Brady Alan Hart, 36, of Virginia, was charged as a fugitive from justice, and Charles Innis Garber, 37, of Virginia, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.

The raid was executed by members of the Charles County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Enforcement Section, assisted by Emergency Services Teams from both the Charles County and St. Mary's County Sheriff's Offices, along with COPS officers and Animal Control officers.

The Bel Alton VFD and HAZMAT responded and assisted with dismantling the lab.

Police provided this photo of some of the crude drug production materials. Police provided this photo of some of the crude drug production materials.

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