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Deputies Find Mobile Meth Lab, Arrest Man Wanted In 3 Counties

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Brandon Smith, 31, was arrested following a traffic stop in Hocking County early Friday morning. Brandon Smith, 31, was arrested following a traffic stop in Hocking County early Friday morning.
HAYDENVILLE, Ohio -

A Pomeroy man has been arrested after sheriff's deputies allegedly found a mobile meth lab and other drugs inside of his vehicle during a traffic stop early Friday morning.

According to a report from the Hocking County Sheriff's Office, deputies stopped a vehicle driven by Brandon N. Smith, 31, in Haydenville for a traffic violation at about 3:14 a.m. Friday.

Deputies reported that Smith initially provided the deputies with false information about his identity to conceal that he had numerous warrants for his arrest from three different law enforcement agencies.

Upon learning his true identity, Smith was taken into custody for outstanding warrants for possession of heroin and child endangerment charges out of Athens County, a failure to appear charge from Vinton County and a failure to appear charge from Hocking County.

Following a search, deputies reported finding heroin on Smith's person. They also located a mobile methamphetamine manufacturing lab inside of the vehicle he had been driving.

Detectives from the Fairfield-Hocking Major Crimes Unit were requested to respond to neutralize the methamphetamine lab.

Inside the vehicle, the detectives located finished powdered methamphetamine that was prepackaged for sale and approximately 40 ounces of what was believed to be liquid methamphetamine.

Smith received additional charges of illegal manufacture of drugs, illegal assembly of chemicals, trafficking in drugs, possession of drugs and identity fraud. He was also issued a citation for the traffic violations, according to the sheriff's office.

Smith was transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.

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