Mobile meth lab found in the back of a car

A ROUTINE traffic stop in Grafton led to an unusual dicovery.

Highway Patrol officers found a laboratory used to manufacture methyl amphetamine inside a vehicle on the Pacific Hwy.

Coffs Clarence Crime Manager Detective Inspector Darren Jameson said officers became suspicious after speaking to an occupant in the vehicle and performed a search. 

"The vehicle will be towed back to the Grafton Police Station for forensic examination and a chemical operations team from Sydney will travel to Grafton to dismantle the lab," Det Insp Jameson said.

A man has been taken into custody and will be interviewed by officers this afternoon.

Det Insp Jameson said this arrest was another example of how the manufacture of drugs has gotten mobile.

"Police are continually seeing the manufacture of illegal substances in cars, campervans, motel rooms and rental properties." 



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