Photo/Story Gallery 2003
Troopers Find Mobile Meth Lab
Once again, FHP Troopers Jason Lemery and Jimmie Davis have removed two more drug traffickers from Florida’s roadways. This time, while working in Sumter County, Trooper Lemery stopped a 2003 Nissan Altima for unlawful speed. Trooper Lemery observed that the driver and passenger were both nervous, and neither could produce identification.
Trooper Lemery became suspicious when he saw the driver attempt to kick a Crown Royal bag under his seat. When asked about the contents of the bag, the passenger volunteered that it was her make-up bag. Trooper Lemery requested to see the bag, and the passenger handed it to him. It contained a loaded Ruger P-89 9MM handgun.
Trooper Davis was called to the scene, bringing K-9 officers York and Jewels to check the vehicle for possible drugs. Both dogs alerted to the passenger side door. A further search of the vehicle revealed Meth pipes and residue hidden in an armrest and center console. The troopers searched the trunk where they found an inactive Meth lab capable of producing one and a half ounces of methamphetamine per process. Troopers Lemery and Davis contacted the D.E.A. to have the hazardous material cleaned up and to see about the possibility of a federal prosecution. Both the driver and passenger were arrested and booked into the Sumter County Jail.