Law enforcement and medical personnel on Saturday stand outside a Hayden home suspected of housing a methamphetamine lab. No arrests have been made. The multi-jurisdictional All Crimes Enforcement Team is leading the investigation.
Steamboat Springs The All Crimes Enforcement Team, with assistance from several Routt County law enforcement agencies, entered a Hayden home suspected of being a methamphetamine lab Saturday morning.
ACET Commander Marvin Cameron said the multi-jurisdictional drug task force executed a search warrant for the home after a “lengthy” investigation.
He wouldn’t give an address, but Routt County Dispatch’s call log indicated that several agencies arrived at 340 E. Jefferson Ave. at 9:22 a.m. Saturday. Some responders didn’t leave until after 8 p.m., according to the call log. U.S. Highway 40 turns into Jefferson Avenue in Hayden.
Cameron said no one has been arrested, but the investigation is ongoing. He said law enforcement officers removed evidence from the home.
“The evidentiary items we believe were used to manufacture meth,” he said.
Cameron declined to provide more specifics about what evidence was taken from the home.
Steamboat Springs resident John McArthur decided to get a cup of coffee in Hayden between 10 and 11 a.m. Saturday after dropping friends off at Yampa Valley Regional Airport. He said law enforcement officers blocked Jefferson Avenue.
The Hayden Police Department, Routt County Sheriff’s Office, Routt County Office of Emergency Management, 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, West Routt Fire Protection District, Colorado State Patrol Hazardous Materials Team and the Moffat County Hazardous Materials Team assisted ACET on Saturday.
“Multiple agencies put forth a lot of effort, took it down, contained it,” acting Hayden Police Chief Gordon Booco said.
Cameron said more information would be available in the coming days.