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Unconscious driver had meth lab in vehicle

A Greensburg man is in jail after Jennings County deputies found a meth lab in the back of a pickup truck and the truck's driver unconscious Sunday.

Deputies responded to a report of a suspicious person at the intersection of Road 650N and Road 550E where they found the pickup truck.

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Police find "shake and bake" lab before fire can break out

Sand Springs, OK - Sand Springs police bust a "shake and bake" meth lab overnight in the 200 block of North Grant Avenue.

Police went to the area after receiving 2 calls, about a suspicious odor and a disturbance.

Once they arrived, they determined the smell was coming from one unit in the small complex.  Officers tell us, when the suspect answered the door, they saw components of a meth lab in plain view.  Further investigation proved it to be a "shake and bake" type of meth lab.

Officers were most concerned about the location.  The apartment was in the middle of several attached units.

According to Sgt. John Tillman, "If there had been a fire here in the unit  with the meth lab, I spoke with some of the firefighters and they said most likely at least two more would have caught fire before they had a chance to get to the first."

The suspect was taken into custody on drug related charges, as well as outstanding warrants.

Police tell us this is one of the first meth lab busts within Sand Springs city limits.  They've busted 6 labs on the outskirts of town.


Traffic stop uncovers alleged meth lab

A former narcotics agent turned sheriff’s deputy stopped a speeding Oldsmobile and uncovered an alleged methamphetamine lab.

Des Moines County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Purdy said he pulled over the car on U.S. Highway 34 about 5:30a.m. Saturday. Purdy said that he recognized the driver and passenger, and that they used to be involved in making meth. He said he smelled ethyl ether, used in the production of meth, in the car.

Adam Ryan Mitchell, 31, and Alayna Lynn Adams, 28, both of Burlington, have been charged with drug possession with intent to deliver, according to online reports.

From The Des Moines Register

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