By Mason W. Canales
Killeen Daily Herald
HARKER HEIGHTS – The police department identified the two individuals suspected of using a methamphetamine lab found on Army Corps of Engineers property Wednesday. They are currently being held by the U.S. Marshal's Office without bond.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffery Manske arraigned Chance Biels, 24, of Harker Heights, and Lindsey Wilson, 22, of Harker Heights, on a charge of manufacturing methamphetamine. They were arraigned Thursday, according a police department news release.
Investigators from the Central Texas Narcotics Task Force arrested the two in a hotel in the 400 block of East Veterans Memorial Boulevard on Wednesday after police discovered a methamphetamine lab in 2300 block of Fuller Lane.
Officials believe Biels and Wilson were in the process of manufacturing methamphetamine in the hotel room at the time of their arrest, the release stated.
The task force, police, the Harker Heights Fire Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration, worked the methamphetamine lab scene on Fuller Lane for more than five hours Wednesday.
The lab was located about 150 feet behind a tree line, which divides the Army Corps of Engineers property with residential sites in the area.
Police were tipped off about the lab by a report of suspicious activity in the area. The task force is still investigating the lab, and is asking anyone with information to call the police department at (254) 953-5400.
Contact Mason W. Canales at email@example.com or (254) 501-7554.