White Hills drug lab accused remanded

A TEENAGER suspected of setting up a makeshift drug laboratory at his home has been remanded in police custody for further questioning.

Madison Martin, 18, made no application for bail and was taken back to Bendigo Police Station after a brief appearance in the Bendigo Magistrates Court yesterday.

Detective Sergeant Mick Logan said further investigation was required into alleged trafficking of methamphetamines.

The court heard yesterday that a sawn-off shotgun was found in the clandestine laboratory.

The discovery of the weapon and drug-making equipment followed a police search for stolen property at a White Hills home last Thursday. Members of Victoria Police’s Clandestine Laboratory Squad arrived from Melbourne on Friday morning to investigate.

Police believe the equipment found at the home was capable of making a commercial quantity of drugs.

Police said the area had to be secured and made safe before continuing with their investigation. 

Martin has been remanded in police custody and will face a committal mention on October 25.

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