Man accused of cooking meth in front seat of Mustang convertible
Courtney Sacco | AnnArbor.com
An Ypsilanti Township man was arrested Monday evening for allegedly cooking methamphetamine in the front seat of his Mustang convertible, fire officials said.
Police and fire were dispatched to the 7900 block of Briarbrook Drive in Ypsilanti Township around 4:45 p.m.
"They had a meth lab inside of a car," said Ypsilanti Township fire Marshal Vic Chevrette.
The car was parked in front of a residence where the man was known to occasionally stay, said Sgt. Geoff Fox of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office. Police were dispatched to Briarbrook after receiving a call that the man was behaving suspiciously. There were reports that the man was "shaking bottles," Fox said.
Chevrette, who is also the head of the Washtenaw County HAZMAT team, said the man was "cold cooking" in a pop bottle.
When deputies arrived, the man was attempting to get out of the car and walk away from them. Police observed meth-cooking equipment
"This isn't the first time we've dealt with him (related to) meth," Fox said. "We recently had contact with him for running a meth house."
Those charges are pending, he added.
Police found meth on the man, who was arrested and taken to jail for booking.
There was no immediate threat of hazardous chemicals and Ypsilanti Township Fire Department cleared the scene an hour later, Chevrette said.
"Nothing spilled inside," he said.
As of 6:15 p.m. Monday, the Michigan State Police were sending in a crew that specializes in hazardous materials to clean the vehicle and make sure all the chemicals were catalogued.