Active meth lab found after vehicle pursuit

Posted at 8:24 AM, Feb 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-04 09:24:02-05

TULSA – A man was taken into custody after officers found an active meth lab in his vehicle.

Police say Donald Griffin, 50, led them on a pursuit starting at the 700 block of North Evanston Avenue and ending at 1300 East 36th Street North.

Griffin initially stopped his vehicle when police issued a traffic stop, but then fled, according to police.

He led officers on a chase, only slowing to navigate his way around railroad crossing barricades. Officers were forced to stop when the train arrived. Eventually, though, they were able to catch up with Griffin and discovered that the vehicle he was driving was reported stolen.

Inside the vehicle, officers found an active meth lab inside as well as syringes. Police say Griffin has previous arrests for assault, burglary, larceny, possession of a stolen vehicle, forgery, fraud, stolen property, dangerous drugs, DUI and traffic related offenses.

Police say Griffin told them he worked at Fat Daddy’s Auto repair shop.

Griffin was booked on complaint of felony eluding, possession of a stolen vehicle, endeavoring to manufacture methamphetamine, driving under suspension, possession of drug paraphernalia and five outstanding misdemeanor warrants.

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