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Police bust mobile meth lab in Lexington

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ROCKBRIDGE CO. (WSLS) - Four people face charges stemming from a mobile meth lab bust in Lexington.

The incident happened at 3 am Thursday morning when Rockbridge County Deputy Troy Wimer pulled over a vehicle during a traffic stop on Central Road.

The deputy and his k-9 unit found the vehicle was being used as a mobile meth lab.

Two of the four suspects ran on foot but were captured by k-9's and other officers.

During the investigation, Deputy Wimer recognized two of the suspects from a surveillance video taken from a walmart for felony shoplifting.

Deputies arrested 19-year-old Ashleigh Shendock and 33-year-old Joseph Bryant and charged them with manufacturing methamphetamine among other charges.

35-year old Jeremy Miller and 21-year-old Kristen Nuckols are charged with manufacturing meth and grand larceny among other charges.

Shendock, Miller and Bryant are being held at the Rockbridge regional jail. Nuckols was bonded out Friday.