Archive for Thursday, August 3, 2006

Police find ‘rolling lab’

August 3, 2006

A 36-year-old Basehor man was arrested Saturday after police stopped him for a non-working taillight and discovered his car was a rolling meth lab.

Authorities said a Basehor police officer stopped the man at the 2100 block of North 155th Street.

A further inspection of the vehicle and a strong odor led police to believe that the vehicle was a rolling meth lab, a vehicle that has all the materials needed to manufacture methamphetamines.

Items confiscated from the vehicle included clear bags of a crystal substance, syringes, batteries and other containers. The chemicals found in the vehicle could have caused severe burns to skin and internal organs, Horner said.

Preliminary field tests came up positive for a controlled substance.

The suspect was transported to the Leavenworth County Jail on charges of unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Horner said police are also looking into charging him with the manufacture of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school because he was stopped within 1,000 feet of Basehor-Linwood High School. A $50,000 bond was set. The man's 1991 silver Chevrolet truck was impounded.

Horner said this was the second rolling meth lab discovered in Basehor in the last five years.

"Out of the two, one has been local," Horner said. "One was a transient commuter who was stopped while within the city limits."

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