Oregon man arrested in Gillette meth bust

2003-09-03T23:00:00Z Oregon man arrested in Gillette meth bust The Billings Gazette
September 03, 2003 11:00 pm

GILLETTE — An Oregon man was arrested for allegedly helping make methamphetamine at one of the largest meth labs found in the county.

David McCune, 44, of Hermiston, Ore., was arrested Tuesday in Broadus, Mont., on a warrant for three felony charges related to operating a meth lab, according to the Campbell County Sheriff's Office.

The state Division of Criminal Investigation said it has tied McCune to a meth lab found at a Gillette home this year. At least six others were also arrested for their alleged involvement in the lab, which produced up to 2 ounces of meth per week after going into operation last fall.

All six have pleaded guilty to drug-related charges and have either been sentenced or await sentencing.

According to court documents, McCune is accused of obtaining a commonly used fertilizer in Oregon for use at the lab and stored a 50-gallon tank of the fertilizer at another home in Gillette.

The tank was found by DCI agents after the lab was busted on Easter Sunday, court documents stated.

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