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Mobile meth lab discovered in Nicollet County

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NICOLLET COUNTY, Minn. -

 

Nicollet County Authorities recently discovered a significant mobile-meth operation.
 
The drug lab was found on a boat landing near the Judson Bottom Road last Sunday. Now four people are facing felony, first-degree drug charges.
 
"Have we had labs before yes, but we haven't had any labs in the last 3 or 4 years, so this is you know, a pretty big deal for us," said Chief Deputy Karl Jensen of the Nicollet County Sheriff's Office.
 
Back on November 3rd, a Nicollet County Sheriff's deputy drove through a boat landing near the Judson Bottom Road and found a parked vehicle.
 
"As he illuminated the vehicle with a spotlight, all 4 people in the car kind of ducked down," said Jensen. "Turned out...found some drug paraphernalia, syringes in the vehicle, strong odor of chemicals."
 
Authorities say what they uncovered was a significant mobile meth lab, right in the car.
 
"Mobile and active," said Jensen.
 
Court documents say four people were taken to jail in connection with the bust, and all are facing a first-degree drug charge, which is the most serious.

 

Those charged are: 

1) Christopher Hacker, 38 of Nicollet, MN.
2) Zachery Leckey, 25 of Windom, MN.
3) Kyle Guyer, 20 of Nicollet, MN.
4) Shailyn Petersen, 23 of Madison Lake, MN.

According to the criminal complaint, numerous drug paraphernalia was found along with meth. There's no official word yet on the quantity of the meth, but authorities say when the deputy first arrived, the lab was in operation.

 

"Finished product was found--product in the manufacturing stages, so it was actively gassing," said Jensen.
 
Officials say the Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force is continuing an investigation, and more charges against the suspects is a possibility.
 
The Nicollet County Sheriff's Office says the county had to contract with a company to clean up the meth lab due to the hazards involved. Authorities said earlier this afternoon the bill for that cleanup has not yet arrived.

According to online court records, Petersen, Guyer, and Hacker are scheduled to make court appearances in regard to the drug bust on November 12th.

Court records did not list a future court date for Leckey.