A Knox woman was arrested Sunday after Knox police found her with an alleged active methamphetamine lab in her vehicle.
A Knox City Police officer saw a vehicle traveling northbound on 500 East from State Road 8 and it went off the road. Shortly before approaching the intersection with Corey Drive, the vehicle’s turn signal activated and turned onto the road. The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle.
The officer approached the vehicle and as he talked with the driver, Sherry Wireman, he detected a strong chemical odor emitting from the interior of the vehicle. The officer asked to search Wireman’s vehicle and she gave the officer consent to do so.
The officer allegedly found a brown paper bag on the floor of the vehicle on the passenger side and found a clear plastic bag with white salt-like contents, drain cleaner and two one-liter bottles. The officer found these to be precursors used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. One bottle contained a clear liquid in it with lithium strips floating at the top. That was determined to be a mobile meth lab. The officer detained Wireman and called the Indiana State Clandestine Lab Team to the scene for assistance and cleanup.
Sherry Wireman, 50 of Knox, was arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Illegal Drug Lab, Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of a Controlled Substance.