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Drug Lab Discovered During DHS Welfare Check

BEND, OR -- Police discovered a drug lab while checking the welfare of a toddler at a southwest Bend home, Monday morning. Officers arrived at the house on Mahogany Street with the Department of Human Services to check on a one-year-old in the care of Gary Hachtel. Authorities say Hachtel was found with heroin when he was contacted; he was cited in lieu of custody for drug possession and Endangering the Welfare of a Minor. 

Once inside, Bend Police say they discovered a Butane Hash Oil (BHO) lab. Gregory Unruh (right), who also lives at the house, claimed the BHO lab was his, and he was arrested on charges of Child Neglect, Meth Possession and Unlawful Manufacture of Marijuana-Cannabinoid Extract.

The child was released to the custody of a relative.

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