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Psychedelic Drug Lab's Fumes Send The Suspect, 5 Cops And A Dog To The Hospital

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A drug lab in a Van Nuys apartment was so noxious that five Los Angeles police officers, the suspect and a dog had to be treated for exposure to the fumes. Police initially went to 14839 W. Sherman Way at about 11 p.m. Sunday night based on reports of a man screaming. Once they got there, they found a 30-something male suspect and a lab. It was originally thought to be a meth lab, but officials later said they believe the man was trying to create the hallucinogen DMT, KTLA reports.

The man and the officers were all taken to the hospital after exposure to the fumes, but have been released in good condition. Of course, the suspect was only released so far as the LAPD's Van Nuys station. The dog was aided by animal control officers.

The residents of 12 other units also had to evacuate the building and couldn't return until 3:30 a.m. Monday morning.