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Alleged meth lab found in Mansfield house as crews respond to fire, police say

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Hazmat crews responded Tuesday to the scene of a fire at a home in Mansfield, where chemicals used in the manufacturing of illegal drugs were found, police said.

Firefighters were called just before 2 a.m. to the home at 48 Stearns Avenue.

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Upon arrival of fire crews, all occupants were out of the house uninjured and there was a fire in a bedroom on the second floor of the home.

The fire was quickly knocked down. During the initial investigation for the cause of the fire, fire investigators found chemicals and related items that were being used to manufacture methamphetamine, State Police said.

Robert S. Triggs, 48, was taken into custody and is scheduled to be arraigned in Attleboro District Court on several drug charges.

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Massachusetts State Fire Marshal’s Hazmat team and Clandestine Lab specialists from the Massachusetts State Police assisted Mansfield detectives in processing the scene.


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