Tulsa County Deputy Sickened After Finding Meth Lab In SUV
TULSA, Oklahoma -
A Tulsa County deputy needed medical attention after finding a meth lab in an SUV Wednesday night.
Deputies patrolling a neighborhood hit by a rash of recent burglaries stopped an SUV with three people inside in the 9700 block of East 131st Street South at about 8:30 p.m.
A deputy searching the Chevy Tahoe found a black pouch under the driver’s seat. When the deputy opened the black pouch, he was exposed to a strong chemical odor and smoke, according to Captain Paul Tryon. Tryon said the deputy needed medical attention and EMSA paramedics treated him at the scene.
Deputies also found a modified BB gun and tools including bolt cutters and wire strippers in the back of the Tahoe.
Tryon said they are checking to see if the three people in the Tahoe are connected to recent burglaries in the neighborhood.
"We're going to impound and try to check it out and see if we can tie them in with any of those previous burglaries," said Sheriff’s Captain Paul Tryon.
Deputies identify the suspects as:
Desha Bailey, 27
Andrew Crisp, 31
Michael Callis, 21
Deputies booked them into the Tulsa County jail on complaints of endeavoring to manufacture, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony.
Jail records show all three have a court appearance set for July 24, 2014.