Mobile meth lab discovered after car crash in York County

YORK COUNTY, Va. (WVEC) -- Two people are behind bars after authorities discovered a mobile meth lab Thursday at a crash scene in York County.

York-Poquoson Sheriff's Deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash just after 7 a.m. in the 8000 block of Rt. 17. Deputies detected odors coming from one of the involved vehicles that were consistent with the production and manufacturing of methamphetamines.

Deputies called hazmat teams and a narcotics task force to the scene who located an active mobile meth lab inside a van.

They recovered chemicals used to produce methamphetamines, containers actively cooking methamphetamines, as well as meth and a small amount of marijuana.

Jennifer D. Kendrick, 27, was charged with possession of methamphetamine. She is being held without bond at the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail.

In addition, the driver of the vehicle, identified as 37-year-old Robert C. Copley, was also arrested. He has been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of marijuana.


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