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27-year-old arrested with meth, guns and lab equipment parts in South Tyler

Tyler police investigating at scene. (Source: KLTV News staff) Tyler police investigating at scene. (Source: KLTV News staff)
Seized items. (Source: KLTV News staff) Seized items. (Source: KLTV News staff)
Confiscated drugs and suspected lab equipment. Confiscated drugs and suspected lab equipment.
Police discovered three guns and items used to make methamphetamine. Police discovered three guns and items used to make methamphetamine.
Robert William Zandstra (Source: Tyler police) Robert William Zandstra (Source: Tyler police)
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

Tyler police, ATF agents and  DEA agents worked together on a drug seizure in a hotel parking lot Tuesday evening.

Tyler Police Sergeant Matthew Leigeber tells KLTV 7 that a cleaning crew called police Tuesday afternoon, after finding guns and prescription drugs in a room at the Sleep Inn, located across from Premier Fitness on Donnybrook Avenue.

The room belonged to 27-year-old Robert William Zandstra. He gave police, and agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, permission to search the room, and his car.

In the room, officers and agents found two AR-15 rifles, a Walther P22 handgun, another revolver, several gun suppressors (silencers), and parts to manufacture more suppressors. They also found assorted prescription drugs. 

Leigeber tells KLTV 7 that the car was a "mobile meth lab," containing between one and four grams of meth, and an unknown type of pills. They also found three bottles of volatile chemicals commonly used in making meth. 

Robert Zandstra was arrested, and charged with possession of a controlled substance, between one and four grams, in a school zone. That's a second-degree felony. Leigeber tells KLTV 7 that more charges could be filed by the ATF and DEA.

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