Police release new details on meth lab bust in Lansing


LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – The Tri-County Metro Narcotics Squad continues to investigate a meth lab found at a home in the 3300 block of Brisbane on Lansing’s Southwest side on Tuesday.

We now know that the two people who were arrested in connection to the meth lab is 28 year-old Mallory Sue Simmons and 36 year-old Nathin Eugene Gillette.

Both are from the Lansing area and lived inside the home on the 3300 block of Brisbane.

Police say after investigating the home, they could see the drug lab had been in production for quite some time and say it’s one of the bigger meth busts they’ve seen in a while.

“We have seen a decrease in the last few years statewide of the number of labs that were coming across which is good,” said D/Lt. Pete Smith of the Tri-County Metro Narcotics Squad.

But that wasn’t the case on Tuesday when police busted a drug lab on Lansing’s Southwest side.

Lt. Smith says a significant number of components used to make methamphetamine were seized including 52 non-active reaction vessles, 54 hydro-chloric acid gas generators, along with camp fuel, plastic tubing and dozens of lithium batteries.

“Once we establish that there is active meth components within the residence or the structure we do have specialized responders that are trained to deal with that, they have specialized equipment that they utilize in order to keep themselves safe and to mitigate any dangers to the public,” Lt. Smith stated.

Lt. Smith says because police arrived on scene as quickly as they did to remove all the meth ingredients, he says there’s no longer a danger to the surrounding neighborhood.

He also says no one else was living inside the home.

Gillette and Simmons, the two people arrested, face a $25,000 fine and criminal charges of “Operating a Drug Lab.”

“It’s up to a 20 year felony for maintaining a meth lab and there’s also several other charges that we’ll be seeking in relation to the production of meth,” said Lt. Smith.

Gillette and Simmons are also charged with “Possession of Pseudoephedrine for Meth Use.”

The home was red tagged by Tri-County Meth Responders and Lansing City Code Compliance.

Police say that no one will be allowed to live inside that home until it’s safe.

6 News will be sure to update you on this developing story as we learn more.

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