At approximately 1 p.m., November 11, Don Anderson, 31, of Nettleton and Anthony Loage, 27, of Booneville, were arrested following a traffic stop that led to the discovery of a small quantity of methamphetamine in the vehicle. Trooper Cory Burrow made the traffic stop.
"The whole chain of events that led to discovering this lab was started because Trooper Cory Burrow stopped a driver for not wearing his seatbelt," Platersville Police Chief Maury Schuh said. "I bet when they are eventually released from prison, they will remember to buckle up before they drive."
After a brief investigation, a search was conducted at a residence off State Park Road in Plantersville, where the men were residing.
As a result of the search, authorities discovered a working meth-lab and a substantial quantity of methamphetamine.
The duo have been charged with possession of methamphetamine, manufacture of methamphetamine, and child endangerment.
The child endangerment charge was due to the fact three small children were living in the home where the meth-lab was discovered.
They are both awaiting bond in the Lee County Jail.
The case is being investigated by the Mississippi Highway Patrol and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics.