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Police: Meth labs thrown out of truck during chase

Two men face charges after police say they led officers on a chase, while throwing meth labs out of their truck.

The Laurel County Sheriff's Department says a deputy saw the truck running a stop sign Friday at Highway 1006 and Hicks Lane.

The deputy tried to stop the truck, but investigators say the driver, 23-year-old Matthew Jackson, kept going.

Deputies say Jackson led them on a chase along Highway 1006, then south on Highway 363 for 6 miles.

State police then placed stop sticks at Highway 363 and Taylor Bridge Road, which flattened the truck's tires.

Deputies say the vehicle then turned onto Blakely Road, then onto a field.

Deputies say Jackson and his passenger, 24-year-old Andy Radford, then led them on a foot chase into some woods, where they were arrested.

Investigators say both men threw two active meth labs, and several components to make meth from the truck during the chase.

Both men are facing several charges, including fleeing or evading police, criminal littering, and manufacturing meth. They're being lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.


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