Dartmouth student charged as meth makerBy MEGHAN PIERCE
Union Leader Correspondent
August 29. 2011 8:29PM
HANOVER - A Dartmouth College genetics graduate student was arrested Sunday night for allegedly running a methamphetamine lab in his apartment.
Randy Lambreghts, 28, of 3 School St., Apt. B, was charged with attempted manufacture of methamphetamine/amphetamine after the New England Field Division Clandestine Laboratory Team searched his apartment.
Police had responded to the apartment earlier in the day for a possible medical emergency. While at the apartment, police saw things that lead them to suspect drugs were being made there. The fire department was called to help deal with possible hazardous materials.
The apartment building was evacuated and Lambreghts was taken out of the apartment, decontaminated by firefighters and taken to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Centerin Lebanon for evaluation.
Police contacted the Drug Enforcement Administration and got a search warrant for the apartment. The Field Division Clandestine Laboratory Team, which is made up of local, state and DEA officers trained to deal with hazardous crime scenes and evidence collection, did the search. The team seized several items from the apartment and are analyzing them.
Lambreghts is a Belgian citizen who has been attending Dartmouth for seven years, Police Chief Nicholas J. Giaccone, Jr., said Monday.
Lambreghts was held on $20,000 cash bail and was expected to appear in the 2nd Circuit Court in Lebanon to answer to the charge on Monday.