Crash exposes East Palestine meth lab

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (WKBN) – A car crash in East Palestine Sunday turned into a more serious situation for authorities on the scene.

Police told WKBN they found a suspected mobile meth lab while investigating an accident on East Market Street near James Street.

A firefighter responding to the crash said he saw 22-year old Jordan Wales go to his trunk and take out a bag. Police said there was a plastic pop bottle inside used to mix chemicals to make methamphetamine.

Officer Alex Pryor was treated at the scene after inhaling fumes while searching the bag. The Columbiana County Drug Task Force was called to secure the scene.

Wales was charged with illegal possession of chemicals used to make methamphetamine. He was immediately arraigned on Monday and held on $100,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 3.

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