Man charged after cops find ‘clandestine’ drug lab in Midlothian home

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A Midlothian man is facing four felony charges after investigators allegedly found a drug lab in his south suburban home.

A drug investigation that started in southwest suburban Orland Park led investigators to the Midlothian home of 26-year-old Jacob Nelson, according to a statement from Orland Park police.

Authorities executed a search warrant at the home on Wednesday and found nearly a pound of marijuana, a “small quantity” of ecstasy, scales, packaging equipment and cash, police said. They also found a “clandestine lab” in a bedroom, along with 22 jars of what they believe is DMT and chemicals used to manufacture the drug.

Jacob Nelson | Orland Park police

Jacob Nelson | Orland Park police

Nelson was charged with felony counts of possession of cannabis with intent to deliver, manufacture of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and permitting the unlawful use of a building, police said.

He appeared at the Bridgeview Courthouse for a hearing on Thursday and his bail was set at $50,000, police said.

His next court date was scheduled for Oct. 24, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office.

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