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Manchester man charged after police raid suspected meth lab

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Wayne Newbury Jr. (Manchester Police) Wayne Newbury Jr. (Manchester Police)
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What police called a "clandestine lab" was busted in Manchester Thursday.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, along with local police, was investigating a home at 33 Canterbury St.

Police said officials said a search warrant resulted from a lengthy investigation into the illegal manufacturing of Methamphetamines (crystal meth).

Police arrested 41-year-old Wayne Newbury Jr. and charged him with operating a drug factory and manufacturing of a restricted substance.

Eyewitness News spoke exclusively to the father of the man, who said he had no idea his son was manufacturing drugs inside his home.

"They didn't say too much of anything. They found some drugs and I don't know. I have no clue," said Wayne Newbury Sr.

Neighbors said they were shocked to see federal agents with guns raiding the home.

"They had rifles out and shields and they said, go! Get! There was cars and vans and SUV up lined both sides of the street," said neighbor Nina Graham.

Newbury Sr. said agents went through his whole house.

"If you could see my house, you'd understand why. It looks like a tornado went through it. I'm trying to clean it up," Newbury Sr. said.

Eyewitness News will have more on this story starting at 5 p.m.

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