Des Plaines man suspected of running meth lab in home
Des Plaines police have arrested a 35-year-old man they suspect was running a meth lab in the basement of his home.
Andrew R. Frame, of the 1400 block of East Campbell Avenue, is charged with possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia and multiple counts of manufacturing illicit drugs.
Shortly before midnight Monday, two Des Plaines patrol officers found a naked man covered in what appeared to be blood near Campbell Avenue and Center Street, police said.
Police later identified the man as Frame and determined he needed medical attention, as he told officers at the scene that he was forced to fight with someone and there was someone murdered inside his house, according to the police report.
Officers forcibly entered Frame's home but no victim was found, police said.
Authorities don't suspect a murder occurred at the home.
"The only thing found in the house were drugs and the lab," Acting Police Chief Mike Kozak said.
Police found a large amount of drug paraphernalia and a white powdery substance suspected to be cocaine on a table, and a possible meth/ecstasy lab in the basement, per the report.
The house was secured because of the potential safety hazard. The Illinois State Police Meth Response Team is investigating the crime scene.
More charges are expected against Frame, Kozak said.
Frame is in police custody and being treated for the wounds on his body at an area hospital, Kozak added.
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