Man to face court after a clan lab was found at Risdon Park home

Clan lab discovered at Risdon Park

A man has been arrested after a clandestine drug laboratory was found at Risdon Park.

About 7.30am on Wednesday, police raided a house to conduct a search with the help of a sniffer dog.

It was alleged Port Pirie police located the laboratory at the property, along with an amount of suspected methamphetamine or "ice" and marijuana.

Image credit: SAPOL.

Image credit: SAPOL.

Specialist police from the Drug and Organised Crime Task Force went to the house on Thursday morning to conduct further examinations.

A 40-year-old man from Risdon Park was arrested and charged with manufacturing a controlled drug and trafficking in a controlled drug.

He has been granted bail to appear in the Port Pirie Magistrates Court on October 18.

Image credit: SAPOL.

Image credit: SAPOL.

Clandestine drug laboratories and the associated chemicals are dangerous so police urge anyone with information about the manufacture of illegal drugs to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at

Signs that a drug laboratory may be operating in your area include:

  • Drawn curtains during daylight
  • People carrying laboratory glassware into the premises
  • Extensive and excessive security systems
  • Frequent visitors to premises who stay for only a short time
  • Chemical smells
  • Chemical/fertiliser/empty pill/capsule containers in rubbish
  • Pool cleaning equipment when there is no swimming pool