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Suspect in meth lab near BYU faces new charges

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Posted at 7:47 PM, Dec 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-03 21:47:59-05

OREM, Utah — A BYU student accused of running a meth lab near the university now faces two misdemeanor counts of theft.

Lt. Craig Martinez of the Orem Police Department told FOX 13 Bryze Cazier has been charged in connection with theft at a state liquor store in October.

Martinez said a manager at the liquor store reviewed security footage of the alleged theft and recognized Cazier when he came back to the store on November 28.  The manager held Cazier at the store until police arrived and arrested him.

According to a statement from Provo police, one of Cazier’s roommates notified the management of The Riviera Apartments after seeing chemicals and other suspicious items on November 7.

The apartment management contacted police and responding officers found a methamphetamine lab in Cazier’s room.  Cazier learned about the search at his apartment through his parents, who had seen it on the news.

Cazier turned himself in to Provo police on November 12 and was charged with a first-degree felony count of operation of a clandestine meth lab.