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Arizona man arrested after officers discover $10K drug operation in home

PHOENIX — Officers in an eastern Arizona city arrested a man who was found to be running a $10,000 drug lab out of his home, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday.

James Love (Photo: PCSO)

James Love, 43, was arrested Wednesday and indicted on charges of possession of dangerous drugs, trafficking dangerous drugs, selling dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Love was found to be selling mushrooms, Dimethyltryptamine, otherwise known as DMT, and other synthetic drugs out of his home in Apache Junction, police said.

Officers called the lab “large in size and extremely sophisticated.”

Officers conducted a two-month investigation into Love and his operation.

Police said Love was also posting about his “drug manufacturing operation” on Facebook.

Love is expected to face additional charges for running the operation outside of his home, police said.

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