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Deputies Bust Rolling Drug Lab Second Time This Week Vehicles Stopped Had Suspect Chemicals

Fri., Aug. 22, 1997, midnight

Shoshone County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man late Wednesday on drug charges after reportedly finding a portable drug lab in his car during a traffic stop.

Eric Vanzameren’s arrest following a traffic stop on Coeur d’Alene River Road north of Enaville is the second so-called rolling drug lab discovered by Shoshone County deputies this week. Vanzameren, 37, of Kellogg, was arrested on a felony warrant for possession of methamphetamine.

Deputies stopped Kevin Morriston, a 29-year-old Hayden man, on Sunday while he drove east on Interstate 90 near Kellogg in a U-Haul truck. They confiscated a type of acid and acetone from the truck and arrested Morriston.

A 14-year-old girl overcome by the chemicals found at Morriston’s home was hospitalized briefly at Kootenai Medical Center.

A deputy exposed to unidentified chemicals found Wednesday in Vanzameren’s car was treated at Shoshone Medical Center and released, said Shoshone sheriff’s Cpl. Mike Gunderson.

Department of Law Enforcement hazardous material handlers removed three chemicals from the car and several pieces of lab equipment, Gunderson said.

The chemicals were not identified, and deputies were unsure what the portable lab was being used to produce.

Deputies also did not say where Vanzameren was going with the equipment.

, DataTimes



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