Sheriff Reports Charges on Rolling Meth Lab

by Danielle Cotterman on September 2, 2011 at 4:56 am

A Zanesville man is facing charges in connection with what authorities are calling a "Rolling Meth Lab”.

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said 48-year-old Terry Boyd was arrested Tuesday night around 9:30 at Love’s Travel Stop on Sonora Road.

"This thing all started off with Lt. LeCocq doing a traffic stop for some kind of equipment failure on the car," said Lutz. " [He] pulled the vehicle over and upon approaching the vehicle noticed the stuff inside the car."

Lutz said "Rolling Meth Labs" are becoming more common. They consist of small containers and hoses that combine chemicals. Lutz explains very little space is needed to produce the drug, which can be an even more dangerous combination.

"Anytime you have a confined area, the smell and the toxins they give off can build up," said Lutz. "Therefore be more dangerous to people."

Lutz said Boyd faces one count of illegal assembly of chemicals for manufacture of methamphetamine with a juvenile specification and one count of possession of criminal tools. Deputies said the night of the arrest two people were taken into custody but Boyd is the only one that has been charged in the case.