Traffic stop uncovers mobile meth lab, Va. State Police say

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WVEC.com

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 4:56 AM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 9 at 4:42 PM

8:25 a.m. UPDATE:  Sgt. Kevin Barrick with Va. State Police told WVEC.com that a trooper saw a 2005 Chrysler hatchback swerving, speeding, then slowing down on around 8:30 p.m. on I-64 East at Lightfoot. he pulled the driver over and found what he believed to be a mobile meth lab.

"According to the officer, Smith was cooking meth as she was driving down the road," he said. "It's considered a one-person lab."

39-year-old Christie Ann Smith of Friendsville, MD, is charged with possession of meth, DUI drugs, two counts of Possession of a controlled substance, false identity, no valid operators license, driving while suspended, and manufacturing methamphetamine.
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YORK COUNTY - What started out as a traffic stop turned into a potential hazmat situation in York County.  

Around 8:30 p.m. Monday, Virginia State Police police tried to stop a vehicle on I-64 East. They finally got it pulled over near exit 243, the Lightfoot exit.

People wearing hazmat suits set up tables on the side of the road, put liquids into containers and then took them away. They also were using large, dark bags for other materials.   Officers with the Va. Department of Emergency Management were also on the scene.

Once the situation was cleared, the workers in hazmat suits were hosed off and the vehicle involved in the traffic stop was towed away.

The Interstate was closed until about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.

 

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