Two people have been charged with possessing precursor chemicals to make methamphetamine, said Iredell Sheriff Darren Campbell.
Avery Michael Bostian, 23, of Deepwater Lane and Samantha Marie Ewart, 18, of Rockwell were charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine precursors. Bond was set at $20,000 for each.
Campbell said the charges were the result of a traffic stop Friday near the Iredell-Alexander line. Deputies, he said, discovered what appeared to be an active mobile meth lab inside the car.
The area was sealed off and detectives with the Iredell County Narcotics Investigation Unit, who are specially trained to handle methamphetamine labs, responded to the scene. They deemed the chemicals located in the vehicle safe in their current state, Campbell said. The items were used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, he said.
After a search of the vehicle, two bags of methamphetamine were located, Campbell said.
Bostian and Ewart were arrested.