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Alleged drug dealer and drug lab busted

Posted at 3:33 PM, Sep 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-28 19:35:12-04

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office arrested James Love and shut down his $10,000 drug lab operation Wednesday after a two-month investigation.

According to PCSO, the 43-year-old was selling mushrooms, dimethyltryptamine (DMT), and other synthetic drugs out of his home in Apache Junction. With a search warrant, investigators were able to seize all the equipment that was found inside the home.

Love was indicted for possession of dangerous drugs, trafficking dangerous drugs, the sale of dangerous drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to a PCSO media release, Love was posting about his drug manufacturing operation on Facebook. This allowed investigators to discover the drug lab.

Investigators described the drug lab as, "one of the largest and sophisticated labs seen in Arizona."

Love will likely face additional charges for the drug manufacturing he did inside of his home, according to PSCO.