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Mobile meth lab found in vehicle

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Debra Teegarden, 45, was arrested Jan. 12, after police found a mobile methamphetamine laboratory in her Chevrolet truck.

According to authorities, Arkansas State Trooper Ronnie Stewart observed Teegarden's truck turning into a ditch in an attempt to cross onto Civic Center Road in Salem when he approached her vehicle.

After observing a box of matches, aluminum foil and a large knife behind a suitcase in the front seat, Stewart asked to search the truck. Teegarden agreed stating she had nothing to hide, according to authorities.

Inside the suitcase Stewart found a mason jar with a heavy white residue, a box of salt and a bottle of Peroxide. According to Stewart, these are all items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Authorities discovered other items used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine such as filters, tubing, chemicals and containers in the back of the truck.

According to Stewart, upon showing Teegarden the items he had confiscated, she said, "That Henry Howell set me up again."

Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger said that Teegarden is believed to be Howell's girlfriend.

Teegarden was arrested for DWI drugs, careless driving and no seat belt, along with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.

A DEA cleanup team was contacted to dispose of the hazardous materials.

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