Man arrested in Monrovia for allegedly manufacturing drugs

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MONROVIA (CNS) – A man was arrested on suspicion of manufacturing drugs in Monrovia, police said today.

Officers went to a residence in the 200 block of North Myrtle Avenue about 6:40 p.m. Tuesday, along with hazardous-materials teams from the Los Angeles County and the Monrovia fire departments, “regarding a large quantity of chemicals being stored there,” said Monrovia police Sgt. Kevin Oberon.

“Personnel on scene determined that some of the chemicals were precursors for manufacturing controlled substances,” Oberon said.

Police officers requested assistance from a regional task force specializing in narcotic enforcement, Oberon said.

“A search warrant was obtained by investigators and one adult male was arrested for manufacturing a controlled substance,” Oberon said.

The name of the suspect was not immediately released.

“There are no evacuation orders and there is no present danger to the community,” Oberon said Wednesday morning.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call Monrovia police detectives at 626-256-8041.

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