DEA busts toxic meth labs in Bath Beach, across city

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently broke up a methamphetamine lab in Bath Beach during Operation Red Fusion.Authorities say they confiscated meth, chemicals and tools

BATH BEACH - The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently broke up a methamphetamine lab in Bath Beach during Operation Red Fusion.

Authorities say they confiscated meth, chemicals and tools used to make the drug from nine homes across the city and on Long Island. Investigators arrested 10 people, from corporate executives to auto mechanics, who allegedly purchased chemicals on the Web in a six-month probe. The DEA says the suspects were making meth for personal use, not for sale. Officials say highly toxic fumes are released in the process.

The suspects pleaded not guilty during arraignment in Brooklyn Federal Court and were released on bail. If convicted, some face up to 25 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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