‘Major’ meth lab busted in Lyon | NevadaAppeal.com

‘Major’ meth lab busted in Lyon

by F.T. Norton

A two-year investigation ended in the arrest of a Silver Springs man and the discovery of a “major, clandestine methamphetamine lab,” according to Lyon County police Tuesday.

Jay Hansen, 36, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, unlawful use of methamphetamine and marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. He is being held in lieu of $106,132 bond.

Lyon County Narcotics Division officers searched Hansen’s Lake Street house Friday, according to Lyon County Sheriff’s Deputy Lt. Bob Sherlock.

“The lab was not in operation at the time the search warrant was served,” he said. “Officers were able to recover a small quantity of finished product. Numerous chemicals, lab equipment, scales and other paraphernalia were seized and disposed of by a specialized hazardous waste team.”

Hansen’s brother, 37-year-old Jack Hansen, who arrived at the house during the search, was cited for possession of paraphernalia and released, Sherlock said. Charges against him of methamphetamine manufacturing and use are pending a review by the Lyon County District Attorney’s Office.

Sherlock said Friday’s bust is the fifth methamphetamine lab seized in Lyon County during the past seven months.

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