Police: Evidence of suspected meth manufacturing found in St. Clair Twp.


ST. CLAIR TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Police said a man was arrested after evidence of suspected methamphetamine manufacturing was discovered during a traffic stop in St. Clair Township, Westmoreland County, Friday.

Christopher Charles Adams Sr., 28, of New Florence, was pulled over for speeding, officials said.

When the officer approached the vehicle, he noticed a loaded shotgun near Adams, who was then placed into custody before a search of the vehicle was conducted, authorities said.

During the search of the vehicle, the evidence of suspected meth manufacturing was found in the back seat. The Pennsylvania State Police Clandestine Lab Team was then called and the entire vehicle was searched.

In addition to numerous items used in the manufacturing of meth, a handgun, boxes of ammunition and drug paraphernalia were recovered from the vehicle.

Adams is facing charges including drug manufacturing, possession of drug paraphernalia and carrying firearms without a license.