Denver police discover meth lab across street from elementary school

DENVER — Police discovered a meth lab at a house across the street from an elementary school Tuesday evening.

On Tuesday at 6:05 p.m., the Denver SWAT team executed a narcotics search warrant at 965 Vrain St. during an investigation. An official found a clear baggie of suspected methamphetamine in a bedroom closet belonging to Corey Matthew Richter, 42, according to an affidavit. A further search of the home revealed other items indicative of manufacturing meth, the document read.  

The house is directly across the street from Cowell Elementary School.

Two people were taken into custody Tuesday night.

As of Wednesday morning, Richter, who is one of the three property owners, was being held at the Denver Jail for investigation of manufacturing or distributing a controlled Schedule I or Schedule II substance.

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