On 9/18/16 at approximately 4:00AM the Lebanon Police Department responded to 125 Renihan Meadows to conduct a welfare check on a male and female subject at the request of the New London Police Department. Information was passed along from New London Police that two subjects were engaged in drug activity in a New London motel and there were concerns that one, or both, subjects may be suffering from a possible overdose.
While responding to conduct the welfare check, Lebanon Patrol Units determined that there may also be a Violation of a Domestic Protective Order if the two subjects believed to be involved were found together. Lebanon Police officers attempted to make contact with the residents at 125 Renihan Meadows but the subjects inside were attempting to elude police. Lebanon Police secured and executed a search warrant for the residence and at 6:25AM they found a male subject hiding in an adjacent hallway. That person was arrested at the scene for Violation of a Protective Order. During the execution of this initial search warrant, evidence of a possible Methamphetamine laboratory was observed. Unit 125 was then evacuated and Lebanon Fire Department personnel responded to the scene to evaluate whether additional units needed to be evacuated. After conferring with members of the Drug Enforcement Agency’s Clandestine Lab Team, the decision to evacuate additional residences was put on hold.
As of the time of this press release, a search warrant is being obtained to further search the residence. Members of the DEA Clandestine Lab Team are responding to the location. Further information and updates, including the identities of those arrested, will be released on Monday morning.