A man pulled over for not wearing his seatbelt faces drug and weapons charges.
The driver, Zackera Cantrell, 34, has been indicted on charges of initiating the process to manufacture meth, possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia, possession of synthetic cannabinoids, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and violation of the seatbelt law.
According to warrants against the defendant, it all started when he was pulled over on Oriole Drive for not wearing a seatbelt. The officer then spotted a shotgun in the man’s truck.
“I could see in plain view a 12-gauge shotgun with a full box of shells in the cab of the truck and numerous pieces of aluminum foil,” said McMinnville policeman Ben Cantrell, noting the aluminum foil suggested the suspect may be in the meth business.
The suspect then reportedly cooperated with the officer, voluntarily handing over a Lortab and marijuana he had on his person. However, the suspect’s admission was the tip of the iceberg as the lawman went on to find a full meth lab in his truck.
“I located one container of acetone, a mason jar containing acetone, a Sundrop bottle containing muriatic acid, numerous strips and balls of aluminum foil, and a piece of foil containing meth,” the officer said in his warrant against Cantrell.
Along with the meth, the policeman said he also found a cigarette pack containing synthetic marijuana along with a bag of real marijuana.
“I also located two plastic bags containing meth on Mr. Cantrell’s person during his arrest,” the officer concluded.