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Suspects charged in meth lab bust

Jared Felkins jfelkins@lebanondemocrat.com • Dec 17, 2015 at 5:38 PM

A routine traffic stop resulted in two suspects charged, along with chemicals and materials used to make methamphetamine seized Friday night by Lebanon police.

According to Lebanon police Meth Technician Chris Luna, Officer Eric Gray made a traffic stop on a car at the Burger King on N. Cumberland Street for an apparent registration violation at about 5 p.m.

Luna said during the stop, Gray found a coffee filter with a white substance in it. Gray then called Luna to the scene to test the substance. Luna said it tested positive for meth.

During a search of the car, Luna said ingredients and materials used to make meth in a one-pot method were found. Luna said two of the four unidentified suspects in the car were charged with initiation of process and manufacturing of drugs. Luna said officers discovered of the suspects had an active warrant.

Luna said officers also found crack cocaine in the car during the search.

State Meth Task Force agents were called to clear the scene and properly dispose of the chemicals after Luna took samples of each for evidence. The process took about four hours.  

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