Mobile Meth Lab Crashes in Springville

By Dave Franzman, Reporter

SHERIFF LOGO.032300.LWW - (PUBLISHED: The first Linn County Sheriff's Department squad car to wear a new color scheme will hit the streets over the next few days. The new livery, developed by the Iowa State Sheriffs and Deputies Association, features large " SHERIFF" lettering across the doors, with county identification beneath and smaller shield on the driver's door. Gold striping is replaced with green, and all stripes and lettering are reflective.) This newly modified logo on a Linn County Sheriff's car will be the standard identification on all sheriff's cars throughout the state of Iowa. The only difference will be the name of the county. Thursday, March 23, 2000 (COLOR)

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By Kara Kelly

SPRINGVILLE, Iowa -- An attempt by police to stop a vehicle in Mt. Vernon overnight turned into a chase that led to the discovery of a mobile methamphetamine lab.

The Linn County Sheriff confirms that officers pursued the vehicle to Springville where it crashed into a ditch in the 500 block of 1St Avenue. Officers then discovered the meth making equipment inside the vehicle. Authorities say the driver, a woman, fled the scene but was captured later.

Haz-Mat crews are on the scene in Springville cleaning up the scene. More information from authorities, including the identification of the driver, will be coming later.


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