Suspected meth lab uncovered in Two Rivers

Two Rivers meth lab
(Photo: Manitowoc County Sheriff's Office)
Meth lab materials
(Photo: Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Office)

TWO RIVERS, Wis. (WBAY) – Manitowoc County drug investigators uncovered a suspected meth lab in Two Rivers.

Tuesday morning, investigators with the Manitowoc County Metro Drug Unit carried out a search warrant at a home and garage on the 1300-block of 23rd Street.

The sheriff’s office says investigators found 19 containers, known as “shake and bake,” with residue from making meth, as well as numerous chemicals, solvents and equipment; drug packaging and distribution-related items; and materials for intravenous drug use.

A 39-year-old man from Two Rivers is being held in the county jail on suspicion of manufacturing methamphetamine and repeat drug offenses.

The investigation isn’t over, and the sheriff’s office says more charges are expected.

The state Division of Criminal Investigation’s Clandestine Lab Response Team is helping to test and identify the chemicals.

A chemical clean-up firm based in Milwaukee was called in to handle the hazardous waste.

The sheriff’s office, Two Rivers Police and Fire/EMS and the Manitowoc County Special Operations Squad also assisted.