Minn. cop who stopped for gas busts motorist with 'cooking' meth lab


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Editor's note: This article serves as a reminder to always be vigilant and aware of your surroundings, both on duty and off duty. Read Scott Buhrmaster's article on how to turn a "routine" ticket into a big-time bust. Also, Betsy Brantner Smith reminds officers that routine traffic stops aren't.

By Paul Walsh
Star Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — A motorist who pulled his vehicle into a Maple Plain convenience store with methamphetamine "cooking" in his vehicle was arrested by an officer who was there getting gas for the squad car, authorities said.

A 48-year-old Independence man and a passenger, a 27-year-old man also from Independence, were arrested last week on suspicion of drug manufacture.

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