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.


4 Comments to “Expired license plate leads to discovery of mobile meth lab”

    RLH said:
    March 6, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    "TAG" you're it!

    CJr said:
    March 6, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Mobile Meth labs.. That is scary stuff, like the chemicals used to make meth are not volatile enough, some cooked brain thinks up this crap.

    deb said:
    March 6, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    next time take care of ur plates an u want get busted, u should be ashame of yourself thats why so many kids are mess up good job to the police that bust them good good job!!!!!!!!!!!

    guest said:
    March 6, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    Nothing like Meth Heads who couldn't pass 7th grade science, working with explosives.