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Meth lab found in trunk of stolen car

March 29, 2012 at 6:04 PM

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., March 29 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said a father and son face charges after police discovered a mobile methamphetamine lab in the trunk of a stolen car.

Daytona Beach police said the 1995 Pontiac Firebird, which had been reported stolen in January, was stopped outside the Daytona Family Market around 7:20 p.m. Tuesday. The driver, Robert Smith Jr., 37, told officers a friend from Bowling Green, Ky., where the car was reported stolen, had let him use the vehicle to visit his father, the Orlando Sentinel reported Thursday.

Police said they discovered a mobile meth lab in the trunk of the car and arrested Smith and his father, Robert Smith Sr., 72, on charges of manufacturing and possession of methamphetamine. The younger man was also charged with grand theft auto.

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