Traffic Stop Leads To Meth Arrests

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Three suspects are in custody after being busted with chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine.

The Vinton County Courier reports that the site of a routine traffic stop on Route 160 turned into a crime scene late Tuesday when a Highway Patrol trooper uncovered what appeared to be chemicals used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Vinton County Sheriff's deputies and personnel from the Hamden Fire Department and Vinton County Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene.

Inside the vehicle authorities found meth-making chemicals, meth manufacturing equipment and an undetermined amount of meth.

According to Highway Patrol Lt. Taulbee, three suspects, two males and a female, are in custody and are being charged with allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of meth-making chemicals and possession of methamphetamine. The identity of the suspects has not been released.

Firefighters and a sheriff's deputy from a neighboring county neutralized the chemicals. After the contents of the vehicle were inventoried and the vehicle was towed from the scene.