Possible Drug Lab Found During Death Investigation in Md.

Source: NBC Washington (Published Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015)

Chemicals similar to those used in drug labs were found inside a Silver Spring home during a death investigation, Montgomery County fire officials said Thursday. Officers were called to the 600 block of Winona Court in the Kemp Mill area Wednesday night to investigate the death of a man. Police say a relative of the man found his body.  During their investigation, firefighters who responded to the scene found chemicals that are similar to those associated with a drug lab. The chemicals did not cause a fire or explosion. A HAZMAT crew was called to the scene to help with the chemicals that were found.

Montgomery County police say chemicals that are similar to those associated with a drug lab were found inside a Silver Spring home during a death investigation.
“You suspect it, but there was nothing you could put your finger on,” said Scott Schlesinger, who lives next door to the home.
Schlesinger told News4 his neighbor was a nice man, but he did wonder about the large greenhouse in the backyard and all the activity at the home.

“He had all kinds of different containers and so on. He said he was making fertilizer or something for his green house,” Schlesinger said.
It’s not clear how the homeowner died, but police say they do not suspect foul play.

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