Two people allegedly drove with 2-yr-old next to portable meth lab

CREATED May. 14, 2012

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BOSCOBEL, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities in southwestern Wisconsin have arrested two people accused of driving a truck that had a portable meth lab in the back seat, next to a 2-year-old girl.

The Grant County sheriff's office says a deputy stopped a truck Saturday evening because the driver and passenger weren't wearing seatbelts. The deputy allegedly noticed signs of drug use by the 30-year-old man who was driving.

A WMTV report (http://bit.ly/JNHns3 ) says authorities discovered what was described as a "portable and active methamphetamine lab" in the back seat. They also found two loaded semi-automatic handguns.

The driver and a 29-year-old female passenger were arrested without incident. Both are from Boscobel.

The child was released to a family member.

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Information from: WMTV-TV, http://www.nbc15.com