2 arrested after meth lab discovered in vehicle

2 arrested after meth lab discovered in vehicle
Chelsie Bottoms, left, and Cornell Gustus Jr, right. (Source: Colonial Heights police)

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. (WWBT) - Colonial Heights police uncovered a suspected meth lab Tuesday morning.

A hazmat team was called to Southpark Boulevard after what appeared to be drug lab was discovered by Colonial Heights police during a traffic stop.

The hazmat team removed an item from the vehicle and charges are pending against two people who arrested at the scene.

Police were called to the area at 8:17 a.m. for a report of a suspicious vehicle. The caller said it appeared multiple people were passed out in the vehicle.

An officer responded and saw the vehicle in motion and initiated a traffic stop for an equipment violation.

Chelsie C. Bottoms, 27, of Petersburg, and Cornell E. Gustus Jr, 46, of Chesterfield, were arrested and a methamphetamine manufactuering device was located in the vehicle along with other drugs and items that were sent to the state crime lab.

Gustus was charged with manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, driving with a suspended license and defective equipment.

Bottoms was served four outstanding warrants from Chesterfield and Colonial Heights on drug charges.

The suspects were found in this vehicle by Colonial Heights police.
The suspects were found in this vehicle by Colonial Heights police. (Source: Colonial Heights police)

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