Suspected meth lab discovered in Carter Park residence

By Emily Gillespie, Columbian Breaking News Reporter

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While serving a search warrant at a Vancouver residence associated with a Portland auto theft investigation, authorities found evidence of a methamphetamine lab and arrested two people inside.

Law enforcement from several agencies served the search warrant Tuesday at 516 W. Fourth Plain Blvd., in Vancouver’s Carter Park neighborhood, in connection with a large investigation by the Portland Police Bureau. That’s when investigators found items used for manufacturing methamphetamine, including glassware, a pot, acetone, beakers and heating instruments, according to documents filed in Clark County Superior Court.

Instructions for manufacturing the drug also were found in the house, according to court documents.

A large package of a white crystal substance, which field tested positive for amphetamine, was found in a dresser drawer, and additional packaging material and a scale were found inside the home’s master bedroom, according to court documents.

Investigators also found three firearms in the house, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Washington State Patrol crime lab technicians, assisted by the Washington Department of Ecology, dismantled the suspected lab and removed all of the hazardous materials.

The Vancouver Police Department and the state Department of Human Services assisted in the search warrant execution.

Jeanne C. Schneider, 66, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, and her bail was set at $10,000. Brian T. Schneider, 45, was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, and his bail was set at $50,000.

Both are scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. April 23.