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Centralia Residents Arrested Following Rolling Meth Lab Found During Traffic Stop

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

Two Centralia residents are in custody on multiple drug charges after a rolling meth lab was allegedly found in their vehicle during a Thursday morning traffic stop.  

Central City Police Chief Mike Berger says both 39-year-old Howard Mays and his 37-year-old wife Ann, both of South Maple Street, were taken to the Marion County Jail for alleged meth manufacturing, possession of meth precursors, possession of under five grams of meth, possesion of meth manufacturing chemicals with intent to manufacture, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of cannabis.  

Howard Mays was originally stopped for having a headlight out.  The Centralia K-9 was called after it was determined Mays had a suspended license and a history of drug activity.  Berger reports the dog immediately alerted on the car.  A search of the vehicle turned up a 'shake and bake' meth lab in a plastic soda bottle in a back pack in the rear seat as well as other drug items. State Police Meth Response Task Force was brought in to clean up the scene.

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