Fort Myers police bust mobile meth lab

CREATED Oct 17, 2013

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FORT MYERS, Fla. - Fort Myers police discovered a mobile meth lab in of all places a backpack.

That led to the arrest of 36-year-old Jason Kraft of Fort Myers on manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine.

The arrest happened the night of Wednesday October 16.  An officer made a traffic stop at Fairview and Edgewood Avenues on two men riding bikes without headlights.

Police recognized one of the men as having been previously arrested for possession of methamphetamine. In addition, the man was carrying an open backpack.

During the stop officers observed several items inside the backpack that looked consistent with methamphetamine production. Kraft was detained and the officers conducted a protective sweep of the bag for their safety.

Due to the potential dangers of an active mobile meth lab the officers called for the Fort Myers Fire Department to respond. Once FMFD deemed it safe, a narcotics detective from the FMPD Special Investigations Group arrived on scene to conduct the investigation.

Kraft was in possession of 6.9 grams of meth and all the components to manufacture methamphetamine.