Update on: Meth Drug Lab Police Sting in Somerville, SWAT-DEA Called In

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By William Tauro

Somerville Burlington, DEA agents and Massachusetts State Police raided a house located at 1 Myrtle Street in Somerville as part of an ongoing investigation regarding a homemade working Meth Laboratory that stretched across the state.

Occurrence time:
Friday morning 10:30 AM

Update and Arrest:

Members of the Somerville Police Department Drug Control Unit have been conducting an ongoing narcotic investigation of the above named defendant Tuan Truong aka Lee Truong. The requested search warrant application was subsequently approved and issued by the Somerville District Court authorizing the search.

During the morning of April 04,2014 the defendant Tuan Truong was observed exiting form his residence located at Myrtle St. Somerville, MA. Pursuant to these observations the defendant was apprehended and placed into custody due to an outstanding arrest warrant. Once placed into custody the defendant was advised of his Miranda warnings. In response the defendant acknowledged. In addition the defendant was also advised regarding the existence of a search warrant authorizing a search of his residence. This investigator then inquired regarding the presence of any controlled substances stored within his residence and the defendant replied that there were none. The defendant was then transported to the Somerville Police Department.

As a result of the search of the defendants residence 5 clear glassine bags containing a substance believed to be crystallized Methamphetamine, an electronic digital scale, and packaging materials commonly associated with the distribution of illegal controlled substances were found and seized.

Subsequent to the search of the search of the defendants home located at Myrtle St. this investigator again had occasion to speak with the defendant. While conversing with the defendant. The defendant admitted that he had possessed the suspected Methamphetamine found and seized from his residence. The defendant contradicted himself several times during the discussion. The defendant stated that he obtained Methamphetamine for his own personal use however he shared the Methamphetamine with friends who visit his residence.

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