HINES, Ore. -- Two people were arrested Saturday afternoon after a traffic stop by police officers on Highway 20 near Burns led to the discovery of a small, dismantled methamphetamine lab inside a commercial truck, Oregon State Police said.
According to OSP Sergeant Dan Conner, at about noon on Saturday, Officers from Hines Police Department and Harney County Sheriff's Office stopped a 2002 Freightliner truck pulling a flatbed trailer on Highway 20 following a reckless driving and hit-and-run complaint.
Police say the occupants of the truck were identified as driver Steven Allen Smith, 46, and passenger Bridget Renee Golding, 39, both from Jacksonville, Arkansas.
Officers arrested Smith for drug-related driving under the influence and say they found a boxed small, dismantled methamphetamine lab in the truck.
The truck and trailer were towed to a secured lot. A search warrant was obtained and executed on the truck Sunday morning during which OSP detectives seized the evidence and a small amount of methamphetamine, police said. The dismantled lab was turned over to a Haz-Mat team for disposal.
In addition to Smith's DUI charge, both suspects face a charge of manufacture of a controlled substance.