HUSTONVILLE — A traffic stop on Monday in Hustonville led to law enforcement officers discovering two active meth labs in a Stanford home.
Hustonville Police Chief Fred McCoy attempted to pull over a vehicle Monday on U.S. 127, Sheriff Curt Folger said. The driver of the vehicle, James Fitzgerald, 33, of Hustonville, initially refused to pull over but did eventually comply, Folger said.
Andrew Conner, 27, of Stanford, was a passenger in the vehicle. While at the traffic stop, officers became suspicious of drug activity.
“There were (methamphetamine) precursors located in the vehicle that gave us suspicions,” Folger said. “We interviewed the subject and it was learned that there were two meth labs in (his) residence.”
Conner gave officers consent to search is home on Harris Creek Spur and the meth labs were discovered. The labs were dismantled by state police.
Fitzgerald and Conner were charged with manufacturing meth first offense and lodged in the Lincoln County Regional Jail.