Man Charged In 2010 Fire Arrested After Tulsa Police Find Meth Lab In Motel Room

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 7:37 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -- Police officers discovered a meth lab inside a Tulsa motel late Monday night and the man arrested in the case is a suspect in a fire that heavily damaged a West Tulsa apartment complex in November.

Tulsa Police say they discovered two stolen pickup trucks in the parking lot of the Econolodge at Admiral and Garnett around 10:15 a.m.  After speaking with management, officers started knocking on doors to find out who had parked them there.

While questioning guests, officers discovered components of a meth lab in one of the rooms.

Police arrested 26-year-old Joshua Dalrymple of Tulsa on a complaint of endeavoring to manufacture meth and two outstanding warrants, but say they couldn't connect him to the stolen trucks.

Dalrymple is accused of operating a meth lab that started a fire at the Overlook Apartments at 6339 South 33rd West Avenue last fall.

The warrants for Dalrymple concerned a first-degree arson and the manufacture of a controlled and dangerous substance charges stemming from the November 11, 2010 apartment fire.

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Dalrymple is in the Tulsa County jail on $80,000 bond.