CALEXICO — Police here broke up what they called "a rolling meth lab" when officers made contact with a motorist for a traffic violation this morning.
Arrested were Jose Manuel Franco, 29, of Calexico and Jorge Rubio, 27, of Holtville. Both were booked into the county on suspicion of manufacturing a controlled substance. Both had bail set at $100,000.
The arrests came shortly after midnight when Calexico police Officer Eric Hackett took note of traffic violations of a driver in the 100 block of Banagas Street. Hackett was going to attempt a traffic stop, but the driver parked before Hackett had a chance to flash his lights
Upon making contact with the driver, identified as Franco, Hackett found he neither had a driver's license nor any identification.
When Franco stated his name, a search indicated he was driving on a suspended license, Hackett said. He also said both Franco and his passenger, Rubio, seemed nervous.