A man was arrested on
Sunday after police uncovered a Methcathinone manufacturing laboratory
in his Montana home.
The 36-year-old man had been under surveillance by members of the Metro
drug unit for the past three months. He was arrested at the Morula Sun
casino on Sunday morning. Officials said the man was running a small
production, manufacturing about 6g of the drug at a time.
Police spokesperson Captain Piletji Sebola said the man was apparently
selling the drug to his "friends" at a cost of R50 a gram. The drug has
a street value of about R200.
A woman, who identified herself as the suspect’s sister, said she knew
of what "her brother" was doing but that it was not illegal.
Inquisitive neighbours who came out to see what the commotion was about
relayed stories of raucous parties at the premises and an ever-growing
number of schoolchildren from a nearby high school frequenting the
A bedroom, the kitchen and the garage in the three-room townhouse were
being used to manufacture the drug. Officials said the suspect’s
17-year-old son stayed with him.