NACOGDOCHES -- A search during a traffic stop resulted in the seizure of a mobile methamphetamine lab and one arrest.
Deputies with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office stopped a vehicle around 10:30 p.m. Sunday for a defective equipment violation.
Deputies observed the driver was very nervous, and deputies became suspicious of illegal activity. Deputies obtained consent to search the motor vehicle from the driver. During the search, the suspect fled on foot into a wooded area and was able to get away.
Deputies confiscated the vehicle and found a meth lab inside the car, which contained several different types of chemicals to include a pressurized anhydrous ammonia container. Deputies also found liquid that tested positive for methamphetamine that weighted in at 358 grams. There were other chemicals also confiscated from the vehicle and drug paraphernalia.
Deputies searched for 53-year-old Doug Brock throughout the night but were unable to find him. Detectives with the sheriff's office obtained a warrant for Brock’s arrest early Monday morning for the charges of manufacturing or delivery of a controlled substance, a first-degree felony, and possession or transport of certain chemicals, a second-degree felony.
Brock was later located at a motel in Nacogdoches. Shortly after noon, detectives located Brock at the motel room and he was taken into custody.
The Nacogdoches man was booked into the Nacogdoches County Jail on the two felony warrant charges.