Arrest leads to discovery of apparent drug lab in Champlin

Authorities say an arrest on Friday led to the discovery of an apparent drug lab in Champlin.

According to Champlin Police, at around 5:27 p.m., officers received a report of a domestic assault that included threats to use a gun at a home near West River Road and Florida Avenue North. Officers from Champlin, Maple Grove and Osseo along with Hennepin County deputies set up a perimeter and arrested the suspect.

When the man was in custody, officers then went into the home and found what appeared to be a drug lab, police said. The Anoka-Champlin Fire Department was called, as was the State of Minnesota Hazmat and Chemical Assessment Team, and crews were at the scene for several hours.

A search warrant was also executed for firearms and police said two guns were recovered.

The suspect was booked on charges of felony domestic assault, felony possession of a gun and several drug-related offenses. However, no formal charges had been filed as of Monday morning.