BRISTOL, Va. — A city police officer conducting a random traffic stop on Saturday discovered an active meth lab in the vehicle’s trunk.
Sgt. Steve Crawford said an officer stopped a small two-door car with a busted windshield in the 3000 block of Lee Highway.
“The officer became suspicious and asked to search the vehicle,” Crawford said.
At first, the officer located marijuana. The officer then located ingredients used to cook methamphetamine and then an active lab in the trunk.
The vehicle’s two adult occupants were taken into custody. There was also a small child in the vehicle. Crawford said the child was taken and released to a family member.
Police remained on scene for several hours Saturday and were working on filing charges against the two adults.