WATERTOWN, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) - A man was arraigned Monday in connection with the discovery of a meth lab in a Watertown home.
On June 13, agents from the DEA searched 10 Winter St. for a possible methamphetamine lab. Evidence found there suggested that the location was consistent with manufacturing the drug.
Outside the home, Kyle Tuschall, the tenant of the apartment that was searched, was talking to an officer who explained what was happening inside. Tuschall, 31, became upset and tried to get by the officer. He ended up striking the officer, officials say, and was arrested on the charge of assault and battery on a law enforcement officer.
Three double edge knives were confiscated from Tuschall after his arrest.
The 31-year-old was arraigned on charges of assault and battery on a police officer, carrying a dangerous weapon (three counts), and distributing methamphetamine. He was held on $5,000 cash bail and if released, is not allowed to use drugs and will be subject to random drug screens.
“Methamphetamine laboratories are inherently dangerous. They are extremely explosive and toxic. DEA has a highly trained team of agents who are experts at handling enforcement situations in these environments,” said DEA Acting Special Agent in Charge Michael Ferguson. “We are committed to working with our state and local partners in combating these one-pot methamphetamine labs and keeping our communities free of these hazards.”
Tuschall is due next in court on July 9.