PD: 2 men arrested in west Phoenix for meth lab

PHOENIX - Police officers arrested two men after locating a "wash lab" Thursday in west Phoenix.

During the bust near 75th Avenue and Indian School Road, officers found 24 pounds of methamphetamine, 1.9 pounds of heroin, 5 grams of marijuana, 2 grams of cocaine and $5,500 in cash, said Sgt. Tommy Thompson of the Phoenix Police Department.

The "wash lab" is where methamphetamine is mixed with solvents and filtered to remove some of the contaminants to give the drug the appearance of glass or ice shards, Thompson said.

They were arrested on suspicion of possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of narcotic drugs for sale and possession of chemicals and equipment to manufacture dangerous drugs, Thompson said.

Authorities from the Maricopa County Drug Suppression Task Force, consisting of detectives and supervisors from the Phoenix Police Department, Maricopa County Sherriff's Office, U.S Drug Enforcement Administration, Tempe Police Department and Buckeye Police Department, assisted in the investigation.

ABC15 is not identifying the suspects since they have not yet been formally charged.

The suspects were booked into Maricopa County Jail. 

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