Father, daughter among six arrested in meth lab raid in Plymouth home

A Plymouth father and his 19-year-old daughter were among six people charged with operating a “sophisticated laboratory” for making methamphetamine following a police raid on their home Wednesday, officials said.

Richard Pearson, 41, and his daughter, Kiana, pleaded not guilty Plymouth District Court Thursday on charges of manufacturing an illegal drug, methamphetamine; possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute; and conspiracy to violate drug laws, Plymouth police said.

Plymouth Police, with the support of specially trained agents from the US Drug Enforcement Administration's Clandestine Lab Unit, raided the Pearson residence at 55 Spooner St. Wednesday afternoon.


During the search, police allege they discovered a “sophisticated laboratory” used to manufacture methamphetamine, along with some of the drug and a separate batch of the drug packaged for sale, Plymouth Police Chief Michael E. Boteri said in a statement.

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“This was pursuant to a lengthy investigation into manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine at that site,’’ Boteri said in the statement.

Police also allegedly found “pharmaceuticals” and psilocybin mushrooms, which are consumed for their hallucinogenic effect.

Richard Pearson was ordered held on $200,000 bail, and Kiana Pearson was ordered held on $2,500 bail.

A third person who lives at the Pearson residence, identified by police as 18-year-old Brittany Navarro, faces the same charges filed against Pearson and his daughter. She pleaded not guilty and was ordered held on $2,500.


Three other people were also arrested and charged for their alleged roles in the lab, and all of them pleaded not guilty. David Hill, 20, of Wareham was ordered held on $10,000 bail, and a judge agreed to revoke bail on two other open cases.

Casey Hamilton, 38, of Ocala, Fla., was ordered held on $25,000 bail. Stephanie Dubis, 39, of Plymouth was ordered held on $10,000 bail.

Police said a seventh person arrested at the house did not have any connection to the illegal lab. That person faces a charge of possession of Class B drugs, and he was released on personal recognizance.

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