Another Suspected Meth Lab Bust, This Time in Lanier Heights/Adams Morgan

Thanks to all who wrote in late last night/early this morning. This follows a suspected meth lab fire in Dupont that happened in early Feb. 2012. Last night IAFF36 tweeted around 10:15pm:

“Firefighters responding 1825 summit place Nw to assist MPD with a possible illicit drug lab investigation”

One reader writes:

“Seems like there’s some sort of meth lab bust at my apartment building – 1825 Summit Place NW. Outside of my window there are tons of firetrucks, blocking Clydesdale and in the Park East parking lot along with cop cars. Eventful Wednesday around here though.”

Another reader writes:

“Not sure if you’ve heard about the meth lab bust last night in Adams Morgan. I live in that building and it was pretty scary. I’ve attached a photo (above) I took from my 7th floor apartment while it was going down. The worst part about it was I saw them whisk a really small baby in a carrier out of the building before they brought the guy out in handcuffs. Apparently they found a 6 month old baby in the apartment! It also looked like a woman (the mother?) was also arrested. The cops and DEA were still swarming the building this morning when I left for work.”


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  • was this in the Park East building or 1825 Summit Pl NW? (I think the Park East building is 1845 – it is definitely not 1825)

  • Can’t we all just do cocaine like adults? C’mon people!

  • If it really was a meth lab, the whole apartment is now contaminated as may be the others above/below/next to it. Having some experience with meth labs from a previous job just curious if the posters who said they lived in the building noticed anything before last night. The things stink to the high heaven and are sort of hard to miss. OPs of course may have lived on different floors, but if it was really a meth lab, someone has to have noticed.

    • I was one of the OPs- I’ve lived in this building (1845) for several years now and it’s been a pretty quiet, pleasant apartment complex. The only incident I can recall prior to last night’s bust happened a few months ago when someone complained of a strong petroleum smell wafting up from the trash shoot. The fire department responded very quickly and said they found a bucket with gasoline in it. Nobody thought anything about it at the time. I’m really interested to see how (if) the building management handles this.

  • Coming soon to PoP: Afternoon Rental Option, Former Methlab Edition.

  • Ya’ll Lanier Heightians, who live in LaHi (sorry, couldn’t help myself), get all the excitement—tractor trailors crashing into walls, cars plunging down the steps. Wat up wit dat?

  • “The worst part about it was I saw them whisk a really small baby in a carrier out of the building before they brought the guy out in handcuffs. Apparently they found a 6 month old baby in the apartment! It also looked like a woman (the mother?) was also arrested. ”

    I would really love to hear from some of the folks that insisted this was mostly “gay community issue” from the last posting (on the Dupont fire). Told you it was ignorant to assert such a thing. Here is your proof otherwise. Have a nice day!

    • The last meth lab explosion was in Dupont. This isn’t in Dupont, therefore the responsible parties aren’t gay. Duh.

      • Exactly. And most gays I know don’t have babies living in the house. Perhaps a few, but they are a very rare minority. Plus everyone knows all those hillbillies down south are cooking meth too. I’m going to venture to guess most of them aren’t gay either. Meth is an epidemic, and not just a gay one contrary to some people’s view on the blog.

        • I was being facetious, although I agree with you otherwise. But you don’t actually think gay people live only in Dupont do you?

          • Of course not! Most were priced out of that hood years ago. Thanks, I have probably lived in DC longer than you (11+ years).

            But if you refer to the comments in the Dupont article (hyperlink in the story), you will see lots of ignorant people insisting just that. Ignorant.

          • That was the point of my sarcasm. I guess it didn’t convey. And yeah, you’ve been here a couple of years longer than I have.

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