Police found the 27-year-old Arnold man suspected of the crime in a vehicle in front of Commerce Bank. He was arrested without incident.
Arnold police received an anonymous tip on New Year's Eve that a man was making meth in a vehicle near Walgreen’s at 776 Jeffco Blvd. Officers found the vehicle a short distance away in front of Commerce Bank at 956 Jeffco Blvd. The 27-year-old Arnold man, who was supected of the crime, was arrested without incident and taken to the Arnold Police Department. He was booked and held pending interviews by the city's Detective Bureau. The investigation is ongoing.
Jefferson County Sheriff's officers tried to stop the vehicle, which fled and ran off the road. Inside the vehicle and scattered on the roadway was an active meth lab.
A license plate hanging by one bolt led to the discovery of a mobile meth lab in Arnold. Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies observed on Nov. 24 a 1994 Toyota Camry with an improperly affixed front license plate traveling in the area of Old Highway 21 from West Rock Creek. Officers tried to stop the vehicle on the lot of local gas station with emergency lights and sirens, but it backed up striking a pole protecting one of the gas pumps and accelerated out onto Old Highway 21 traveling north. The driver was crossing both lanes of roadway. After traveling a short while further, the vehicle ran off the road and overturned several times, ejecting the driver from the vehicle. Inside the vehicle and scattered on the roadway was an active meth …