As of Saturday, April 6, 2013
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LEESBURG — A routine road safety check at Cedric Street and Old Leesburg Road late Friday led to the discovery of a small methamphetamine lab in the trunk of a car, said Lewis Harris, chief deputy with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.
Harris said that during the stop, Ricky, one of Lee County’s two drug-sniffing canines, led officers to the hidden lab.
Officers from agencies in a 12-county region make up the Southwest Georgia Traffic Enforcement Network that set up the roadblocks, Harris said.
The roadblocks are used to check vehicle insurance, registration and driver’s licenses, and, in the process, discover any drunk drivers and drug users, Harris said.
While at least one arrest was made for the meth lab, Harris said he was still uncertain of how many arrests were made or what the charges would be.