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Makings of meth lab found at retirement home, say Calif. cops

AP

FRESNO, Calif. -- Fresno police have arrested a 64-year-old man suspected of cooking methamphetamine in his apartment at a retirement community.

KFSN-TV reports Robert Short was pulled over as part of a routine traffic stop late Saturday and officers found meth in his car.

Investigators then went to Short's apartment in the California League-Fresno Village, where they allegedly found a half pound of meth, heroin and materials for a meth lab.

Police say the street value of the drugs Short was carrying is close to $1,700. Officers said they also found scales and baggies in his car for the sale of meth.

Short's neighbors at the senior housing facility say despite the tight-knit community there, they didn't know Short, who kept to himself.

But police said that when he was stopped Saturday, Short had been on supervised release for previous sales of meth.

  • Crimesider Staff

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