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Ashburn Police stop Meth lab on wheels

Ashburn- It ended in the Days Inn parking lot, with a white Chevrolet Camaro abandoned by it's driver. Police were pulling the car over for a broken tail light, but found much more.

"The driver attempted to allude me, and sped up and proceeded through the parking lot at a high rate of speed," said Patrolman Ivan Davis.

The car traveled around one of the Days Inn buildings and across the grass before being stopped by a curb. Police say, the driver, Brian Spicher, fled carrying his female passenger, but they didn't get far.

"The female passenger was apprehended shortly after the pursuit in a wooded area, about 45 minutes after the male suspect was apprehended by the Turner County K-9 unit," said Davis.

What police found inside Spicher's car, prompted a call to drug enforcement. It was enough components to be considered a meth lab. Other items found in the car included an over the counter decongestant, coffee filters, and more, all used to make meth.

"It was not together so, it's still dangerous," said Davis.

Police say the danger comes from people using the Interstate that may stop off in their community causing problems. "Interstate 75 runs from Miami all the way up to Michigan and we have all sort of people come through," said Davis.

They say Saturday's incident was not unusual. "From time to time we do make arrests with these type of drugs and everything," said Davis.

Police say, ultimately they're happy to have someone like Spicher off the streets and they're glad no one was hurt.

Spicher is facing traffic violations, fleeing from police, and conspiracy to manufacture charges. Both Spicher and the female passenger were placed in the Turner County Jail. Spicher is also wanted in Michigan for a parole violation and charges for assaulting a police officer.

posted by jennifer.emert@walb.com

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