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Wayne deputies find meth lab in vehicle

December 8, 2017 GMT

WAYNE — Two Louisa, Kentucky, men were arrested in Fort Gay on Saturday night after a routine traffic stop revealed an active methamphetamine lab in their vehicle.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Department Drug Enforcement Unit arrested Jonathan Young and Randy Wright after deputies saw an active meth lab in the console area of the truck.

Both Young and Wright are charged with operating or attempting to operate clandestine drug laboratories, precursors for meth, possession of altered pseudoephedrine, possession with intent to deliver and conspiracy.

The two originally were pulled over in a Ford Ranger for defective equipment, but once deputies approached the vehicle they noticed the lab.

A search of the vehicle also yielded multiple ingredients and chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine.

Finished product was collected along with ICE (methamphetamine) packaged for distribution. Officers also seized digital scales, packaging material and cash.

Sheriff Rick Thompson said it’s a rare occasion to find an active mobile meth lab.