Meth lab accused committed for sentence
2.20pm: A MAN this morning committed for sentence at the Lismore District Court over a clandestine drug lab will now face a trial after new developments in the case.
Shayne Peter Forrester is accused of having a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory in the kitchen of a Casino home.
Forrester this afternoon waived his right to enter pleas to charges of manufacturing an indictable quantity of a prohibited drug and of taking part in the manufacture of an indictable quantity of a prohibited drug.
Magistrate R Denes has now committed him to stand trial in the Lismore District Court on February 6.
11.50am: A MAN accused of having a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory in the kitchen of Casino home has been committed for sentence.
Acting on a tip-off, police from the Richmond Tactical Action Group raided the home at 7.30am on April 23.
Officers found chemicals near the gas cook top in the kitchen, instructions on how to manufacture methamphetamine, and cannabis.
When Shayne Peter Forrester and his co-accused, a woman, returned home about 9.30am they were arrested and taken to Lismore Police Station.
They were interviewed and charged with possessing a prohibited drug and possessing instructions for the manufacture of methamphetamine.
Magistrate R Denes adjourned Forresters matters until December 18 when he will learn when he will be sentenced in the Lismore District Court.