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2 charged after mobile meth lab discovered in Four Oaks

Posted June 12, 2016 2:55 p.m. EDT
Updated June 12, 2016 7:32 p.m. EDT

Amanda Rose Roatti and Randy Hutchinson were charged Saturday after police found a meth lab in their car.

— A man and a woman face multiple charges after police officers found a methamphetamine lab in their car Saturday morning.

According to the Four Oaks Police Department, officers stopped driver Amanda Rose Roatti, 20, near the intersection of Keen Road and Brewer Road because they suspected she was impaired. Beside her in the car was passenger Randy Hutchinson, 23.

During the stop, officials say Roatti became belligerent and asked the officer to "call dogs."

Police with the Smithfield Police Department brought a dog with the department's canine unit to the scene and discovered narcotics, hypodermic needles and components to a lab in Roatti's car.

Roatti and Hutchinson were both arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamines, possession of meth, possession of meth precursors and maintaining a vehicle for controlled substance.

Both were being held Sunday night under $1 million bond.