Northwest NEWS

January 15,2001

Local News

Car accident reveals meth lab

WOODINVILLE - An accident at the intersection of the Woodinville-Duvall Road and Avondale Road last Tuesday night resulted in the discovery of the remnants of a methamphetamine lab.
   Prior to the accident, the 1975 Chevrolet Nova was the subject of a police pursuit near downtown Woodinville brought about by the driver's speeding and running a stop sign.
   The police pursuit was discontinued on the Woodinville-Duvall Road when it became too dangerous.
   Police followed and found the east-bound car had hit a 1998 Mercury Mystic when the two vehicles arrived at the Avondale intersection.
   The two men in the Nova fled with bags from the car that were dropped, one or two on the road and others in the woods.
   The bags were later determined to contain methamphetamines and marijuana.
   The car contained materials used for the production of methamphetamines.
   The King County canine unit was able to track the driver and captured a 6'2", 140 lb. 24-year-old white male believed to be from Duvall. He was arrested on felony flight, hit and run injury accident and possession of a controlled substance.
   The other man, who fled into the swampy area near the intersection and disappeared, is still being sought. He is described as a 25-year-old, white male, 5'10" and 160 lbs. from Carnation.
   The condition of the man in the Mercury who was hit is unknown.
   He was picked up by a family member at the accident site.