The Lawrence Police Department on Sunday morning arrested a Lawrence man and woman on charges related to the possession and manufacture of methamphetamine.
A 27-year-old Lawrence man was being arrested on failure-to-appear and out-of-county warrants when Lawrence police officers discovered the components of a methamphetamine lab in the trunk of his car, said Sgt. Dave Hubbel of the Lawrence Police Department. The car was in the parking lot of the Super 8 Motel at 515 McDonald Drive.
The man was booked into the Douglas County Jail and bail was set at more than $26,000. He faces potential charges including possession of drug paraphernalia and conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamines.
While police were in the process of arresting the Lawrence man, they also took a 24-year-old Lawrence woman into custody. That woman was discovered to have methamphetamines on her person, Hubbel said.
The Lawrence woman was booked into Douglas County Jail on charges of possession of ephedrine, a key ingredient in methamphetamine, as well as possession of methamphetamine. Her bail was set at $17,000.
Both the man and woman listed the same western Lawrence address, but a man who answered the phone there said neither had been home in more than a week. The man declined to be identified.
Both the man and woman remained in the Douglas County Jail as of Sunday night.