Police: Meth lab found inside truck during Ore. traffic stop

BURNS, Ore. -- Two people are behind bars after police found a small meth lab in the back of their commercial truck on Saturday during a routine traffic stop along Highway 20, state police said.

Officials said they received complaints that the westbound Freightliner flatbed truck was driving recklessly and may have hit another vehicle.

At around noon on Saturday, officers from Hines Police Department and Harney County Sheriff's Office pulled over the commercial truck on Highway 20 in the west side of Burns.

The driver, Steven Smith, 46, and passenger, Bridget Golding, 39, were both from Jacksonville, Arkansas.

Determining that Smith was intoxicated, officers searched the truck and came across a small, dismantled methamphetamine lab inside of a box, police said.

Local officers contacted the state police Drug Enforcement Section to continue with the investigation before they towed the truck to a secure lot.

Investigators got a search warrant Sunday morning and seized the drug lab and a small amount of meth from inside the truck, both to be used as evidence.

Police arrested Smith for DUII - drugs and the unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine. Golding was arrested for unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine. Both were taken to the Harney County Jail.

The lab was turned over to a Haz-Mat team for disposal.