NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office arrested a 53-year-old man after a traffic stop on County Road 941 resulted in the seizure of an alleged mobile meth lab late Sunday night.
Doug Lynn Brock, of Nacogdoches, is still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail on a first-degree manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance between 4 and 200 grams charge and a second-degree felony possession or transport of a dangerous chemical charge. No bail amount has been set at this time.
According to a press release, NCSO stopped Brock's vehicle at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday for a defective equipment violation. When the deputies noticed that Brock was acting very nervous, they became suspicious of illegal activity.
After the NCSO deputies got permission to search the vehicle, Brock allegedly ran to a nearby wooded area and was able to get away from the deputies.
At that point, the deputies confiscated the vehicle and found a meth lab inside the car. The meth lab contained several different types of chemicals, including a pressurized anhydrous ammonia container, the press release stated.
The deputies also found a liquid substance that tested positive for methamphetamine for a total weight of 358 grams, the press release stated. The authorities also seized other chemicals and drug paraphernalia from the vehicle.
"Deputies searched for the suspect, Doug Brock throughout the night but were unable to find him," Brock said. "Detectives with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff Office obtained a warrant for Brock's arrest early Monday morning for the charges of manufacturing or delivery of a controlled substance, a 1st felony, and possession or transport of certain chemicals, a 2nd felony."
According to the press release, NCSO detectives kept working the case. Later, they obtained information that Brock was at a motel room in Nacogdoches. Shortly after 12 p.m. Monday, detectives found Brock at the motel room, and he was taken into custody.