Bainbridge man arrested on meth manufacturing charges

Published 3:17 pm Thursday, January 15, 2015

Max Dustin Rackley A Bainbridge man was arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamines Wednesday.

Bainbridge Public Safety investigators Chip Nix and Captain Mark Esquivel were locating potential suspects for a recent string of entering autos when they saw twisted coffee filters and a bottle cap with a hose running through it at an E. Evans Street residence.

Nix said that he noticed a smell that was consistent with that of an active meth lab.

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The investigators made contact with the homeowner, Max Dustin Rackley, 25, of 718 E. Evans St.

“He basically confessed to making meth and took me back into a bedroom of the house where he had a lab set up,” Nix said.

After arresting Rackley, a BPS team of officers in HAZMAT suits neutralized the lab.

“I ask the public to keep an eye out and report any suspicious stuff,” Nix said.

The BPS Criminal Investigation Division is currently investigating several entering autos that occurred over the last week in various Bainbridge neighborhoods.