BRAWLEY — A traffic stop of an erratic driver here Tuesday led the Sheriff's Office and Brawley Police Department to break up an alleged drug lab operating in the city.
Three men were arrested in the drug lab bust — John Robert Staiger, 53, his son, Regie Anin Staiger, 26, and Kenneth Ray Luker, 22, all of Brawley.
All three were booked into the county jail on suspicion of manufacturing a narcotic.
John Staiger also was booked on suspicion of being in possession of a loaded semi-automatic handgun. His bail was set at $250,000. Luker's bail was set at $250,000, Regie Staiger's was set at $100,000.
The case started about 2 p.m. as county sheriff's Deputy Justin Tackett stopped a vehicle on Main Street and Rio Vista Avenue for erratic driving.