Chase involving a garbage truck turns up an active meth lab

MOUNT OLIVE, AL (WBRC) - Jefferson County Sheriffs Deputies discovered an active meth lab Friday afternoon inside of a garbage truck they were chasing on Mount Olive Road.  Around 4:30pm, a Sergeant with the Sheriff's Department saw a garbage truck driving reclessly on Mount Olive Road. The Sergeant turned on his emgergency lights and siren to signal the truck to pull over. Instead of pulling over, the truck took off. The pursuit lasted about a mile before the truck pulled over. The driver of the garbage truck, Jeffery Plamer of Dora was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. The passenger, Lesley Jay Carver also of Dora was ordered out of the truck. A search of the trucks interior turned up a plastic soda bottle containing an active methamphetamine cook. The bottle was swollen from the pressure of the chemical reation taking place inside. Deputies moved to a safe distance and called in the Narcotics Unit and a hazardous material clean up crew. Jeffrey Palmer is charged with unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance, attempting to elude, improper lane usage, and driving while license revoked. His bond is set at more than 1 million dollars. Lesley Jay Carver is charged with unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance. His bond is set at 1 million dollars.

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