Franklin police discover mobile meth lab during traffic stop
FRANKLIN, Tenn. -
Franklin police discovered a mobile meth lab on Monday night after stopping a woman for a traffic violation.
Police reported Amy Strain of Nashville was initially stopped just before10 p.m. for traveling 55-miles-per-hour in a 40-mile-per-hour zone on Lewisburg Pike near Donelson Pike.
The arresting officer reported after being pulled over, Strain appeared extremely nervous.
A K9 unit alerted officers to the presence of narcotics in the 28-year-old's vehicle, as well as a variety of chemicals and other materials used to manufacture methamphetamine.
Strain and her passenger were decontaminated by specially trained HAZMAT specialists.
"This is a great example of how every-day traffic enforcement makes our community a safer place. We didn't just stop a speeding car; we stopped a felony in progress," Franklin police chief David Rahinsky said.
Strain is charged with initiation of a process intended to result in the manufacture of methamphetamine.
Strain, who is a convicted felon, is being held on a $20,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court next week.