A 27-year-old Fresno man was arrested on Dec. 23 after Fresno County sheriff’s deputies stumbled upon a methamphetamine conversion lab.
Deputies questioned eight adults who were target practicing with an AK-47 during a barbecue around 11 p.m. after responding to a call about a shooting at a home on the 4100 block of East North Avenue, near Peach Avenue in a southeast Fresno, sheriff’s spokesman Tony Botti said. The lab was found when deputies searched the house.
Members of the Fresno Methamphetamine Task Force (FMTF)
found chemicals and pieces of equipment commonly used as part of a meth ice conversion lab.
Botti said 8.6 pounds of crystal meth were found, with a street value of $35,000. Francisco Solis-Gonzalez, 27, was renting the home for three months and was using the closet inside the master bedroom to convert the drug, Botti said. Investigators estimated that the lab was making 80 to 100 pounds of meth each month. Solis-Gonzalez was arrested.
Botti said two children under the age of 6 were living in the home.
The two children are staying with family members at another location, Botti said. The AK-47 and a Glock handgun were seized. The AK-47 had a 30-round magazine attached, which is illegal in California.