2 men arrested in mobile meth lab bust in Chesterfield

Posted at 2:55 PM, Aug 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-24 23:49:48-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A traffic stop led to two arrests for a mobile methamphetamine lab bust in Chesterfield County Wednesday.

Multiple agencies were on-site at Forest Lake Road and Jeff Davis Highway, where the men were initially stopped.

At least five police cars, an ambulance, and two fire trucks responded to the scene Wednesday afternoon. A CBS 6 reporter witnessed a man being hosed down in a kiddie pool and then handcuffed.

Mobile meth lab

"During a traffic stop in the area of Forest Lake Road and Jefferson Davis Highway, suspicious substances were found in the suspect vehicle," said spokesperson Liz Caroon, with Chesterfield Police. "Hazmat personnel were called out."

Police said officers observed evidence of the manufacture of methamphetamine in the suspect's vehicle.

Michael Keith Mays and Kenneth Lee Tinsley were arrested for possession of methamphetamine.

Traffic stop at Lake Forest Road and Jefferson Davis

Traffic stop at Lake Forest Road and Jefferson Davis

Mays, 30, has been charged with possession of methamphetamine, conspiracy to possess methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance.

Tinsley, 30, has been charged with possession of methamphetamine, manufacture of methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.

Michael Keith Mays and Kenneth Lee Tinsley

Michael Keith Mays and Kenneth Lee Tinsley

Police sources tell CBS 6, shortly after the stop, police made additional arrests at the Budget Inn motel in connection with the mobile meth lab.

Police said their investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Anyone with additional information about this case should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or

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