2 busted with mobile meth lab in ETX
POSTED: Friday, March 15, 2013 - 6:28pm
UPDATED: Monday, March 18, 2013 - 10:48am
Nacogdoches County, Tx (KETK) — Nacogdoches County authorities busted two people Thursday night traveling with mobile meth labs.
According to the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office, a vehicle with two passengers was stopped on County Road 405 in the Melrose community.
During the traffic stop, both the man and woman inside appeared nervous and gave conflicting statements. Authorities asked for consent to search the vehicle and discovered 25 plastic bottles that were being used to make methamphetamine. Other chemicals that are used to produce methamphetamine were also found inside of the vehicle.
Sheriff Jason Bridges stated this method is growing in popularity, as it easy to hide and produce meth.
Deputies also found a half gram of crystal meth inside the vehicle along with methamphetamine oil and several other chemicals that have not been identified at this time. The Drug Enforcement Administration was dispatched to the scene and helped with the disposal of hazardous chemicals.
Kevin King, 27, and Christie King, 28, both from Melrose, Texas, were taken into custody and booked into the Nacogdoches County Jail.
Kevin King was charged with possession of certain chemicals, possession of controlled substance, possession of marijuana and a warrant for theft.
Christie King was charged with possession of certain chemicals, possession of controlled substance and possession of marijuana.