Federal, state, and local police raid an alleged meth lab in Abington on Wednesday afternoon.
Deputy Police Chief Chris Cutter says the raid on a home at 91 Green Street took place right around 12:30 p.m.
“This has been an ongoing investigation between ourselves, the Drug Enforcement Administration, as well as Marshfield Police, Massachusetts State Police , and Boston Police. We have been looking at this house for making methamphetamine, and possibly bath salts,” said Deputy Chief Cutter.
Cutter says during the raid some methamphetamine’s were found in the home, but could not say for sure if they were being manufactured there. Although, charges against one of the homeowners consisted of ‘manufacturing of a class b drug with intent to distribute; methamphetamine.’
The raid was conducted by Abington Police, State Police Troopers from Plymouth County DA Tim Cruz’s office, the State Hazardous Materials team, along with the Drug Enforcement Administration.
“When dealing with the production of methamphetamines\, the chemicals involved with that are highly volatile and highly flammable, so we are very concerned whenever we encounter some type of lab activity such as that,” said Cutter. “The DEA contacted their Clandestine Lab Team and they came up from New York, to take a look at the house and try and identify the chemicals.”
Cutter says homeowner Robert Sampson was inside the home at the time of the raid, and is facing charges ranging from peddling harmful substances, to manufacturing of a class b substance; methamphetamine. He is expected to be arraigned Thursday at the earliest in Brockton District Court.
Sampson’s partner, Krysty, the mother of the couple’s two children, was not home at the time of the raid, but is expected to be summonsed to court on drug and child endangerment charges. A third party, from Abington, who was inside the house at the time of the raid is also expected to be summonsed to court on drug charges.
The same address was the site of a police investigation in December of 2009, when the homeowner claimed a home invasion had taken place, and a man threatened her with a knife.
“Right around the same time in 2009, we responded to the address, and ultimately found a large collection of marijuana being cultivated in the basement,” said Cutter.