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Firearms and Drugs Squad raid Golden Bay home after alleged chemical lab uncovered

Officers from the Drugs and Firearms Unit uncovered an alleged chemical lab metres from a Golden Bay playground on Wednesday.

Gas cylinders, a garden hose, chemicals, and a child’s lunchbox were some of the items seized from home after police swarmed the Adelong Avenue property just before 7am.

Specialist chemical police in protective equipment poured liquids into flasks and test tubes while investigators scoured through bins gathering evidence.

There was a significant police presence along the street with a gazebo and several police vehicles including a forensics van, police drugs equipment truck and a hazmat trailer as officers disassembled the suspected lab.

Investigators spent several hours at the residential property located metres from a children’s playground and Comet Bay College.

It’s understood three people were taken into custody for questioning while a fourth remained under police guard at the scene.

Sources revealed to Skeer Media some neighbours were considering moving out after constant issues with a man and woman who reside at the property.

Although WA Police have disassembled the alleged chemical lab, officers are yet to determine what it was used to manufacture.

Police told Skeer Media chemicals and evidence would need to be tested before any serious charges were laid, the process expected to take up to a week.

Tex Reeks

Texas (Tex) Reeks is a video journalist and national award-winning news photographer. Reeks' dedication and commitment to local news media and telling stories has seen him build an extensive portfolio in Western Australia's news industry from a young age. Writing online stories and covering news events for Perth's mainstream media networks, Reeks, has covered and broken some of WA's biggest breaking news stories including shark attacks, police manhunts, plane crashes, major crime investigations, and major political incidents. Reek's interest and knowledge in criminology and policing results in his focus on crime and court stories.
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