Infant found inside Woolgoolga cabin with meth lab
POLICE were alarmed to find a one-year-old child inside a cabin containing a meth lab at Woolgoolga today.
Acting on a tip-off from the public, officers raided a premises in the Sunset Caravan Park and located a drug laboratory in operation.
Pictures of the crime scene revealed the shocking truth.
Police say notifications have been made to the department of Community Services in relation to the 12-month-old child.
Coffs Clarence Crime Manager Detective Inspector Darren Jameson said a man and a woman and the baby were found inside the cabin along with a clandestine drug lab around 9.30am.
"When the warrant was executed police removed a 53-year-old male from the Woolgoolga area, a 29-year-old female from the Woolgoolga area and a 12-month-old baby from the cabin," Inspt. Jameson said.
"The search located what we allege is the early stages of manufacture and process of methyl amphetamine and pseudoephedrine and officers discovered a lab.
"At this stage the site has been closed down awaiting the arrival of specialist police from the State Crime Command's Drug Squad Chemical Operations Unit from Sydney.
He said the man was assisting police with their enquiries and police expected to lay drug manufacture charges.
Once again the community is reminded to report suspicious activity in their neighbourhoods.
"Labs are quite common across New South Wales and we have seen an increase in their prevalence particularly in the local area," Inspt. Jameson said.
"In terms of caravan parks and motels we are seeing a spike in relation to those labs.
"Our message is not only to the community, but to people engaged in this type of criminal activity that you will come under the eye of the police, we will be targetting you very severely and our message is if you are going to manufacture drugs in this command you can expect a knock at the door from the police at some stage."