WICHITA — Maize police officers discovered a rolling meth lab in northwest Wichita early this morning and arrested two people.
Two officers pulled over a Jeep near the Sports Authority store at NewMarket Square shortly after 2 a.m. on a traffic violation, only for the driver to speed away as the officers approached, Maize Lt. Craig Brasser said.
A chase through surrounding neighborhoods ensued, before the driver bailed near 22nd and Parkview. He was caught a short distance away, and a female passenger was also taken into custody.
As officers were taking the woman into custody, Brasser said, they spotted several ingredients used in making meth in the Jeep.
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In the course of running the vehicle's tag, they learned the driver was wanted on a parole violation related to a homicide in Texas, Brasser said.
The man and woman were booked into the Sedgwick County Jail.
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