Sep 19, 2016 9:47 AM
UPDATE: Police bust 2 after investigation into uncover meth lab in NH apartment
LEBANON - Police executing search warrant at a residence Sunday led to the discovery of a methamphetamine producing operation.
Police were conducting a welfare check and investigating reports of possible violation of a domestic protection order Sunday when they arrived at a Renihan Meadows neighborhood.
Police say Monday that while executing the search warrant at approximately 6:30 a.m., a man fled through a basement door at an apartment at 125 Renihan Meadows. Jamie J. Judkins, 42, of that address was detained after a brief struggle.
During an initial search, officers discovered materials that led them to believe that methamphetamine was being manufactured on the premises, and the apartment was evacuated.
Judkins was subsequently charged with two felony counts of possession of a narcotic drug with intent to distribute.
Lebanon Police subsequently requested the DEA’s Clandestine Lab Team respond to assist in executing a second search warrant pursuant to a drug investigation. Police say a search of the apartment yielded a large quantity of Crystal and one-pot Methamphetamine, a large quantity of narcotic prescription pills and a small quantity of Marijuana. They also report that Methamphetamine pre-cursors were also recovered, along with drug paraphernalia.
Tristdonna L. Copp, 36, of 125 Renihan Meadows is facing the same felony drug charges along with a misdemeanor charge of hindering apprehension.
Both Judkins and Copp are held on $25,000 cash bail and are scheduled to be arraigned today in New Hampshire Second Circuit Court in Lebanon.