A traffic stop on Interstate 26 Friday night led to the arrest of two people after police found what they described as a mobile methamphetamine lab in the stopped vehicle.
Around 8 p.m., police stopped a vehicle heading westbound on the highway near Aviation Avenue, said North Charleston police spokesman Spencer Pryor in a release.
Officers found a meth lab inside the vehicle, said Pryor.
The driver, Frank Freeman, 40, of S.C. Highway 45 in Pineville, and a female passenger were taken into custody. Both were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.
The female was being deceptive about her identity, Pryor said. According to jail records, Freeman was being held in the Charleston County jail on $50,000 bail.
Two lanes of I-26 were closed during the incident and a hazardous materials team was called. Traffic backups were reported until nearly midnight when the scene was cleared by authorities.
David MacDougall contributed to this report. Reach Matt Sartwell at 937-5590.
This reader photo shows police stopped on Interstate 26 Friday night. According to a police spokesman, they found a mobile meth lab.×