Investigators said they found a meth lab and meth-making ingredients in a van at a gas station in Bettendorf, Iowa.
A tip led Scott County authorities to begin their investigation in Long Grove on Monday, November 23, 2015. Their focus narrowed to a blue van, which they found traveling in Davenport at about 8 a.m. Tuesday, November 24.
Police said they followed the van after it was parked in a motel in northern Davenport, until it eventually stopped for gas at the Big 10 Mart gas station, on Middle Road at I-74 in Bettendorf.
Investigators reportedly found a one-pot meth lab and various ingredients used to make methamphetamine in the van. Robert Shannon, Tyler Saunders, and Erin Gehn, all of Davenport, Iowa, were arrested and each charged with one count of meth manufacturing. Genn was already on probation for a previous methamphetamine conviction, according to police.
A fourth person, 24-year-old Brock Beert of Long Grove, was also arrested and charged with meth manufacturing. Jail records showed Beert was held in the Scott County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bond.
The van was towed from the scene just before 10 a.m.