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Man Arrested In Drug Lab Bust Denied Bond

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A man accused of running a clandestine drug lab out of a Northwest Miami-Dade home appeared in bond court Monday.

During the hearing, a police detective compared 20-year old Raul Puig's set up to something you would see on television.

"Have you ever seen Breaking Bad," the detective asked the judge.

"I don't watch a lot of television," replied Judge Mindy Glazer.

"The whole entire house was filled with beakers, cooking supplies," said detective.

Puig was arrested Saturday morning when police went to a residence at NW 200th Street and 80th Avenue to serve an eviction notice and found more than they bargained for.

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"The majority of the house was made to use as an entire lab," said Miami-Dade Police Department Detective Alvaro Zabaleta.

DEA investigators found flasks, an industrial pill maker and at least 100,000 empty capsules used to make drugs.

"They were able to recover LSD. They were able to recover MDMA. They were able to recover crystal meth. So God knows how much he was intending to make," said Zabaleta. "A clandestine lab of this magnitude is very dangerous because of all the chemicals that are involved and it could have very easily caused a large explosion, putting everyone in danger."

Police also found two handguns and a rifle inside the home.

Neighbors were shocked to hear they could have been in danger.

"I'm glad they got it now than if something bad would have happened," said Amalia Hernandez.

"We have a lot of kids in this neighborhood and it's very scary," said Bosco Guzman.

Puig is facing a number of charges including armed drug trafficking.

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