Arrest made in connection to mobile meth lab found in Henrico

HENRICO COUNTY, Va (WRIC) — A Montpelier man has been arrested in connection to a mobile meth lab that was found in Glen Allen Thursday.

At approximately 11 a.m. Thursday morning,  Henrico Police responded the 11000 block of Branch Road for a “suspicious situation.”

Information was received that a truck occupied by a white male and white female appeared to be involved in illegal dumping.  Officers located the vehicle and its occupants that were described in the call for service.

During the investigation, the male, who has been positively identified as James Kent Booth of the 15300 block of Mountain Road in Montpelier, provided officers with false identification and was placed under arrest.

Officers began to inventory the vehicle operated by Booth and located a mobile clandestine methamphetamine laboratory within the vehicle.

Once the laboratory was located, officers secured and evacuated the area. Members of the Drug Enforcement Administration and Virginia State Police responded to render the laboratory safe and dispose of the hazardous materials.

Henrico Police charged Booth, 53, with one count of providing false information to law enforcement.  An additional charge for the manufacture of methamphetamine is also pending.

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