Traffic stop becomes meth arrest - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Traffic stop becomes meth arrest

A routine traffic stop leads to what could have been an explosive situation on a Kentuckiana roadway.  It happened Monday night in Hillview.

An officer stopped 31-year-old Charles Tatum for a seat belt violation.  But during the traffic stop, police say the officer spotted ingredients commonly used to make methamphetamine.

Kenny Hardin with the Bullitt County Drug Task Force says there were enough chemicals in the car to cause an explosion: "You have gasoline, you have ammonium nitrate, you've got lithium right here."

This is not the first time Tatum has been arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine.  He was charged with the same crime in 2004.

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