The Imperial County Narcotic Task Force planned to seek charges today against an El Centro-area man after authorities broke up what they deemed a drug lab at the man's home.
William Zane Hicks, 21, turned himself over to the county Sheriff's Office on Saturday. He was booked into county jail for a violation of probation.
Sheriff's deputies were investigating a 911 call from Hicks' home in the 1900 block of Johnson Lane west of El Centro about 5 p.m. Friday and observed fumes coming out of a 5-gallon container inside a shed behind the residence.
NTF officials were called to the scene and found chemicals and apparatus consistent with the manufacture of methamphetamine.
The discovery led authorities to evacuate neighbors until the fumes could be contained by the county hazardous materials response team.
The California Department of Emergency Services dispatched a hazardous waste disposal company that disposed of the drug lab waste.