ATTLEBORO (CBS) — A man charged with manufacturing crystal methamphetamine in his Attleboro home was ordered held on $2,500 cash bail at arraignment.
Robert Acheson, 52, could be seen wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt during his appearance in Attleboro District Court.READ MORE: Police Searching Woods In Abington For Missing 5-Year-Old Elijah Lewis
Police say they discovered a meth lab at Acheson’s house on Knight Avenue Sunday afternoon after receiving an overdose call. Officers allegedly found multiple chemicals, containers and paraphernalia inside the home they believe were used to make methamphetamine.
Prosecutors say Acheson became sick from a batch of methamphetamine he made on Wednesday or Thursday of last week. They also said he used the Internet to research how to make it.READ MORE: 'Plan For Alternatives': Toys May Be In Short Supply This Holiday Season
Acheson was arrested and taken to Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro for treatment of a possible overdose, police said.
Nearby homes were evacuated while State Police bomb squad and hazmat teams investigated the site.
At his arraignment, Acheson’s attorneys say it was a failed first-time chemical experience and not a sophisticated methamphetamine-making operation.MORE NEWS: Lauren Astley's Father Works With Wayland Students To Raise Awareness About Teen Dating Violence
His next court date was not immediately available.