Police Bust Meth Lab in Omaha Park
Method called "Shake and Bake"Photo: Video by kmtv.com
Omaha, NE- Police arrested two men early Thursday morning after finding them cooking meth in their truck.
Lee Thompson-Nash, 24, and Nicolas Sendgraff, 20, remained in the Douglas County jail Thursday night. They're booked on manufacturing methamphetamine and park curfew violation.
Officers saw a white pickup truck in Pipal Park off 77th and Center Thursday just after one, in violation of the park curfew. Police says as they the truck, they noticed the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. They discovered the two men were in the process of making meth in the vehicle.
The operation was something police call a "shake and bake". The suspects took various chemicals found in things like battery acid, cold medicine, or lye and mix them in a gatorade bottle.
"They insert all the chemicals into and the chemical reaction causes it to heat up and cook if you will inside that bottle," Officer James Shade, with OPD said.
The product here is stick meth, usually in Omaha, police say they see crystal meth in drug busts.
"We don't think this will be a growing problem," Shade said.
Thompson-Nash and Sendgraff are both being held on $2500 bond.