When Los Altos police officers participated in a Mountain View raid this afternoon (Nov. 8), they turned up an assault rifle, a drug lab and assorted drugs.
Local officers serve as part of a regional SWAT team – they joined four other law enforcement agencies in the drug bust that resulted three arrests.
Mountain View police announced that the agencies – which included members of the Mountain View Police Crime Suppression Unit, Sunnyvale’s Department of Public Safety, the Santa Clara County Special Enforcement Team and the California Department of Justice – served four related search warrants at adjoining apartments at 242 Bush St. and 228 Bush St. in Mountain View.
Officers were specifically looking for evidence of drug dealing and drug possession at the two locations and uncovered one dimethyltryptamine (DMT) lab, as well as methamphetamines and heroin.
Officers also found an assault rifle, shotguns and several other weapons located inside of the apartments. The three as-yet-unnamed suspects arrested during the raid are currently in custody on numerous drug and weapon charges, according to police.
DMT is a hallucinogen that naturally occurs in plants but can also be synthesized in a lab. The drug is typically made with substances like lighter fluid, drain cleaner, and paint thinner, according to Mountain View Police, and is snorted, smoked or injected by users.