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4 Arrested In Mobile Meth Lab Bust In Hermitage

Posted at 6:14 AM, Apr 22, 2016

Four people have been arrested after authorities spotted a meth lab on wheels in Hermitage.

According to an affidavit from Metro Nashville Police, the car was stopped because its brake light was out and officers couldn’t see their tags.

Officials said the owner of the vehicle gave them consent to search their car.

At that time, police reportedly found a baggy full of a blue and green substance, which they determined was methamphetamine.

Officers also found a black book bag with two plastic water bottles that they said contained meth, as well.

Apparently tubes were coming out of the bottles and they believe the meth was produced in that bag. They found an HCL generator, lithium batteries, nitrate, and Drano – all of which are used to make meth.

Four suspects, identified as Richard Atchley, James Mofield, Crystal Wright, and Destiny Zeilman, were taken into custody.

Police said no one took ownership of the mobile meth lab. All four people were arrested for unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.