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Traffic stop leads to meth arrests

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By Jennifer Caldwell

A traffic stop led to the discovery of meth lab remains behind a North 14th Street address.

LaFollette police officers stopped Steven Q. Stanford, 35, of 317 North 14th Street, outside his home last Tuesday evening.

During the course of the investigation Det. Lt. Monty Miller, Det. Sgt. Jason Henegar, Det. Jeff Allen and Officers Joe Brown John Baker and Pam Jarrett also came in contact with David D. Allen, 40, of 123 Lambert Lane, and Tamra L. Rasnick, 37, of 173 Cotula Lane, Duff, inside the residence.

As the trio was questioned, officers observed a burn pile located behind the home, LPD records said.   In the pile were several “partially burned 20 ounce bottles, containers with several layers of a salty like substance believed to be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine,” records indicate.

In addition, officers also located a number of other items used in the production of meth including ammonia nitrate, coffee filters, lithium batteries, sulfuric acid and pseudophedrine.

Stanford, Allen and Rasnick were arrested and charged with initiating the process of manufacturing meth and possession of drug paraphernalia. All three are scheduled to appear in court on May 8.