Police in Rotherham are searching for three men who have been found guilty of setting up a 'crystal meth' drug lab, but did not appear at court.
The trio have been sentenced to a total of 27-years in prison for setting up the lab in the bathroom of a rented house in Rotherham.
The men, who are now wanted by South Yorkshire Police, denied the charges against them, however they were all convicted yesterday following a two-week trial at Sheffield Crown Court.
Mohammed Chernarli (middle), 31, of Mary Hill Road, Glasgow and Mehdi Esmacpoor (right), 38, of Farm Drive, Rawmarsh, were both convicted for conspiracy to produce the class A drug methyl amphetamine and sentenced to ten years in prison each.
Nehdi Tajabidi (left), 32, of Broom Valley Road, Rotherham, was convicted for production of the class A drug methyl amphetamine and was sentenced to seven years in prison.
Enquiries into the actions of the three defendants began in 2015. Evidence showed the men had travelled around the country to purchase large quantities of chemicals and other equipment and return to the property on Broom Valley Road.
Esmacpoor and Chernarli were arrested on 23 May 2016, on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. The following day, a warrant was carried out at the address where Tajabidi was arrested on suspicion of production of class A drugs.
A search of the address found numerous chemical containers and equipment including, face masks, plastic drums, filters, mixing utensils and sieves as well as paperwork with estimated monetary values and handwritten lists.
A forensic scientist confirmed that the set up was designed to extract methyl amphetamine from bulk material and there was evidence of the drug having being processed at the site.