- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 23, 2016

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) - An Attleboro man charged with setting up methamphetamine manufacturing lab in his apartment has been held on $2,500 bail.

Police say they responded to 52-year-old Robert Acheson Jr.’s home at about 12:40 p.m. Sunday for a possible overdose. Acheson was taken to the hospital, where he was treated and released. He was later arrested.

Two other apartments were evacuated while volatile chemicals were cleared out of his home.

The Sun Chronicle (https://bit.ly/1oEQyD6 ) reports that Acheson pleaded not guilty Monday to possession of meth and manufacturing meth.

His lawyer said Acheson wasn’t a sophisticated manufacturer and called the alleged meth lab “a bad first chemistry experiment.”

Police Chief Kyle Heagney said it was the first meth lab discovered in the city in his 17 years as a police officer.


Information from: The (Attleboro, Mass.) Sun Chronicle, https://www.thesunchronicle.com

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