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Traffic stop yields active meth lab

April 23, 2017 GMT

Two people are behind bars after a traffic stop yielded an active meth lab, the Steuben County sheriff’s department said.

Police made traffic stop shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday on County Road 50 West, just north of Indiana 127 north of Angola, the sheriff’s department said in a statement.

The driver, Tammy Kimbrough, 48, LaGrange, was charged with driving while suspended and an outstanding warrant from Clark County, Indiana, alleging failure to appear, the statement said. It said the passenger, Rian Houser, 28, also of LaGrange, was charged with domestic battery.

During the process of having the car impounded, officers found an active meth lab inside, along with chemical precursors used to manufacture meth, paraphernalia used to ingest meth and what police believe to be meth, the statement said.

Kimbrough also was charged with manufacturing and possession of meth, possession of two or more chemical precursors and possession of paraphernalia. Kimbrough was being held on $16,000 bond for Steuben County and will be transferred to Clark County when bond is posted, the statement said.

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Houser was charged with manufacturing and possession of meth, possession of two or more chemical precursors, possession of paraphernalia and carrying a handgun without a license. Houser was being held without bond.

The lab was disposed of by the sheriff’s detective bureau and the Indiana State Police clandestine lab team.