Bail of $3,500 cash was set for a 33-year old Green Bay man who was arrested Thursday afternoon in connection with the discovery of a small meth lab at a Sturgeon Bay motel. Benjamin Lalonde was told to avoid contact with the Best Western Maritime Inn & may not possess controlled substances or drug paraphernalia. His next court appearance is set for 10AM on Monday, February 17th. Captain Dan Brinkman of the Sturgeon Bay Police Department says employees at the west side motel became suspicious when they found equipment, chemicals & drug paraphernalia in the second floor room…[audio:https://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/N188.mp3|titles=Captain Dan Brinkman]
Captain Brinkman says officers secured the room & evacuated the north wing of the motel. They were joined by Sturgeon Bay firefighters & agents from the state division of criminal investigation…[audio:https://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/N189.mp3|titles=Captain Dan Brinkman]
That’s why a special methamphetamine haz-mat disposal team from Chicago was called in. Brinkman says the motel room where the meth materials were found is considered contaminated…[audio:https://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/N190.mp3|titles=Captain Dan Brinkman]
The Brown County man was arrested while working at a local industry & taken the Door County jail. He could be charged with possession of methamphetamine, manufacturing meth & possession of drug paraphernalia.