Appeal for details about St Marys drug lab

Drug Squad detectives have released footage from inside a clandestine laboratory in St Marys last year to appeal for assistance from the public.

Fire and Rescue NSW were called to an industrial unit on Severn Street on Sundat July 28, 2013 after witnesses reported seeing smoke coming from the building.

A clandestine laboratory was located inside the premises, and specialist staff from the Drug Squad’s Chemical Operations Team were called out to examine and process the site.

Strike Force Archbold was formed by the Drug Squad to investigate the matter.

On Monday (25 August 2014), detectives attended a government facility in Silverwater where they arrested and charged a man, 39, with large commercial drug manufacture.

He appeared in Parramatta Local Court on Tuesday, where he was refused bail to reappear on September 5.

Inquiries into the matter are ongoing and detectives are hoping to make more arrests.

Police have released footage of the Chemical Operations Team processing the clandestine laboratory in July 2013, as well as a CCTV still of a dark-coloured Toyota Hilux ute which was regularly seen at the St Marys unit during 2013.

Anyone with information that may assist detectives is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Information can be provided anonymously and will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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