Sunday, January 09, 2011


Story & Photos by BRIAN WOODS
Elyria – A find by a Trooper during a traffic stop on the Ohio Turnpike early Saturday morning caused great concern for officials.

The traffic stop performed by a State Trooper turned up a bag filled with items associated with a meth lab. The bag was being held by a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the stop.

“This was a situation where everyone felt it better to take every precaution we could just in case,” said Tom Kelley, Lorain County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director. “Believing that the car might be a rolling Meth Lab and that there might be additional items in the trunk as with most rolling Meth Labs, we called in the Drug Enforcement Agency to conduct the search.”

The fear was that there might be lethal gases inside of the trunk and in some cases the trunks are booby-trapped in case Police search them.

After a careful and thorough search by DEA Agents, wearing special masks, nothing additional was found in the trunk. The driver and passenger were taken into custody for the items found in the car and the Ohio State Patrol is continuing their investigation into the situation.

Elyria Police and Elyria Firefighters were also on scene assisting the State Patrol.


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