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Mobile meth lab driver arrested

By Seth Burkett
sburkett@decaturdaily.com · 340-2355

LACEY’S SPRING — A woman caught driving a mobile meth lab made out of her mother’s vehicle may not be getting out of jail anytime soon, said Morgan County Chief Deputy Mike Corley.

Shasta Danielle Finley, 22, ran from the vehicle when sheriff’s deputies approached her in the driveway of her home at 76 Hamner Drive at about 8 p.m. Monday, but officers caught her after a short foot chase, Corley said.

It’s not the first time Finley recently failed to elude lawmen. Deputies zapped her with a Taser when she escaped handcuffs and tried to commandeer a vehicle during a raid on a methamphetamine lab at 1063 Telephone Tower Road on May 29, Corley said.

Bond revocation sought

Now, her bond on charges stemming from that incident may be revoked.

Charged with first-degree manufacturing meth, possessing drug paraphernalia and unauthorized use of a vehicle, Finley remained in Morgan County Jail on Tuesday in lieu of $105,300 bond. Corley said agents were trying to get Finley’s bond revoked on the previous charges of making meth, third-degree escape and possessing drug paraphernalia.

Deputies went to Finley’s residence Monday to serve an arrest warrant charging her with unauthorized use of a vehicle — the black Jeep that her mother reported missing several days before.

Corley said Finley’s mother advised officers that, when they found the vehicle, they should search it because of her daughter’s drug history.

After capturing Finley, deputies discovered a clandestine meth lab and various drug paraphernalia in the back of the vehicle, Corley said.

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