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Mobile Meth Lab Busted in Martinez

A bad break for the mobile meth lab busted by Martinez police.



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    Police in Martinez discovered a mobile methamphetamine lab during what began as a routine traffic stop on Tuesday, according to the Contra Costa Times.

    Police attempted to pull over a vehicle driven by Christopher Bovee, 47, of Martinez, at around 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Pacheco Boulevard and Arthur Road in Martinez.

    Bovee declined to be stopped, and led police on what became a "police chase" to Interstate 680 at the Gregory lane off ramp in Pleasant Hill, where Bovee gave up and pulled over, the newspaper reported.

    The vehicle, a description of which was not available, was searched after officers arrested Bovee and his passenger, 50-year old Tamra Phillips of Concord. Inside the vehicle, they found chemicals and "numerous materials used for the manufacturing of methamphetamine," according to police.

    Bovee was jailed on charges of manufacturing a controlled substance and precursors of a controlled substance, possessing and being under the influence of a controlled substance, and evading a police officer, the newspaper reported. Phillips was busted for mere suspicion of being under a controlled substance, the newspaper reported.