Chemical Reaction: Meth Lab Tip Ends With 2 Arrests
Tiffany Enderson and Justin Dowland
LITTLETON — Police used information from a tipster to break up a methamphetamine lab in a Littleton apartment building that later resulted in two arrests.
According to police, an officer on patrol near 35 Crane St. about 10:30 a.m. Jan. 6 received the tip that chemicals used for meth production may be inside Apt. 32. Littleton Detective Scott Powers made contact with the resident, Tiffany Enderson, who let Powers into the apartment.
Powers, who has training through the Drug Enforcement Agency in investigating clandestine drug labs, reported he discovered what is commonly referred to as a "one-pot" meth operation.
The one-pot method refers to using common household items and easily-obtained ingredients to create the illegal drug. The technique can be highly-volatile.
Police secured the site and brought in the New England DEA Field Division Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Team to the scene to process it for evidence and render any active meth production safe. A hazardous materials company also was brought to the apartment to remove other dangerous materials police say were there.
Enderson turned herself in to police Jan. 26 to face special felony charges for the manufacture of methamphetamine. She was released on $10,000 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to be arraigned in Grafton County Superior Court on Feb. 12.
The other person, Justin Dowland, 31, was arrested by New Hampshire State Police on Jan. 30 acting on a warrant obtained by the Littleton Police Department, at the Coos County Jail in Stewartstown. Dowland was already incarcerated on a separate incident and refused bail on the manufacture of methamphetamine charge. Police had no information on Dowland's bail.