LAKE MARY, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - Two men were arrested Thursday night after officers discovered a mobile meth lab during a routine traffic stop.
The Lake Mary Police Department said that during the traffic stop, officers pulled over a vehicle at Lake Emma and Flagg Lane. Officers on scene say they found a meth lab inside the vehicle.
Officers arrested Vance Hoglund, 47, and Michael Todd, 38, after discovering cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine and a working methamphetamine lab in the back of the SUV they were riding in.
An incident report says they officer pulled Hoglund over because his license plate was expired and he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.
Fox 35 reporter Dana Jay was on scene and said that there were several officers on scene Friday morning because there was dangerous chemicals present, A hazmat team from a private company in Atlanta has to come and collect them. The chemicals present are often used to make methamphetamine.
The scene has taken almost 12 hours to process because of all the dangers and intricacies of the investigation, says police.
The department also mentioned that the chemicals are so dangerous that the officer who made the traffic stop had to be taken to the hospital to be checked out.
Hoglund and Todd were booked into the Seminole County Jail.
The officer was treated and released at a local hospital due to exposure to the meth-making materials.
Flagg Lane was partially shut down through midday Friday as officers waited for a HAZMAT team to collect the dangerous materials.