MADRAS, OR -- Madras Police raided a suspected meth lab near Buff Elementary School, Thursday. Officers initially responded to the Ponderosa Street home on Wednesday, to investigate a report of Domestic Violence. Jeremiah Leach was arrested at that time, after police found him with a half ounce of methamphetamine.
Investigators executed a search warrant at the home at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, putting the nearby school in “lock out” for about 10 minutes as a precaution. During the search, they found chemicals and other evidence of meth manufacturing. The home is now posted as unfit for use.
In addition to the original drug possession charges, Leach is also accused of manufacturing meth within a thousand feet of a school.