Making meth is a potentially deadly process. And it's happening more and more in cars and trucks. Being mobile can make it hard for police to bust meth makers, but one suspect made it easy.
Kirk Marvel of Waterloo didn't quite make it home to his apartment. Deputies say he fell asleep at a stoplight, with a meth lab cooking in his car. Now he has a new temporary home, in the county jail, across the street.
The sheriff says Kirk Marvel fell asleep behind the wheel, and deputies woke him. Sheriff Mike Kubik says, " and that's when they could smell an odor of ether, and that gets your attention right away."
Authorities arrested Marvel, charging him with possession of marijuana and making meth. How Marvel fell asleep at the red light is still in question. Kubik says, "he could have been tired, he could have been using something, or the fumes, if the officers could smell it coming through the vehicle, you can imagine what it's like inside to be sitting in there with it."