MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A man arrested for allegedly running a clandestine drug lab in a Northwest Miami-Dade home made an appearance in bond court on Sunday.
The man, 29-year-old Raul Puig, had his bond hearing re-set for Monday.
Miami-Dade Police officers arrived at a home off NW 200 St. and 80th Ave. at around 7 a.m. on Saturday, and while serving an eviction notice they discovered all sorts of equipment and drugs.
“The majority of the house was made to use as an entire lab,” said Miami-Dade Police Department Detective Alvaro Zabaleta.
Puig was taken into custody while a DEA clandestine drug enforcement team responded to the scene.
Decked out in safety equipment, federal agents started to dismantle the drug lab.
Officers found flasks, an industrial pill maker and at least 100,000 empty capsules used to make drugs.
“They were able to recover LSD. They were able to recover MDMA. They were able to recover crystal meth. So God knows how much he was intending to make,” said Zabaleta. “A clandestine lab of this magnitude is very dangerous because of all the chemicals that are involved and it could have very easily caused a large explosion, putting everyone in danger.”
Neighbors were shocked to hear they could have been in danger.
“We have a lot of kids in this neighborhood and it’s very scary,” said neighbor Bosco Guzman.
Also found inside the home were two handguns and a rifle.
“You can see the intentions of this individual and the amount of drugs he was ready to put out into the streets,” said Det. Zabaleta.