Expired license plate leads to discovery of mobile meth lab

LAFAYETTE – A traffic stop led Indiana State Police to a rolling meth lab.

Troopers pulled over a 1999 Kia after seeing an expired license plate Monday night. Investigators noticed a strong chemical smell coming from the vehicle and found a mobile meth lab inside.

The driver and two passengers were taken into custody.

Valorie Smith, 38, was charged with manufacturing meth, possession of meth and maintaining a common nuisance. Police said she was driving the vehicle.

The passengers—35-year-old Casey Lee and 33-year-old Heather Wales—were charged with manufacturing meth and possession of meth. Wales faces an additional charge of maintaining a common nuisance.


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