Three subjects were arrested Saturday after Lebanon Police found items associated with manufacturing methamphetamine in their vehicle during a traffic stop on South Cumberland.
The stop occurred about 7:30 p.m. in relation to a light law and a registration violation.
After stopping the vehicle, contact was made with the driver, James Hesson, 35, of Smithville and two passengers - Nicholas Hollingsworth, 31 and Amanda Ervin, 28, both from Smithville.
Reports said that Hesson and Hollingsworth did not have valid drivers licenses. Ervin advised officers that she was also unable to drive the vehicle; therefore a tow truck was requested.
While waiting on the tow truck, officers conducted a routine inventory of the vehicle discovering items associated with the manufacturing of methamphetamine. A methamphetamine technician responded to the scene and confirmed that the items inside the vehicle were used to manufacture meth.
All three subjects were placed under arrest and booked at the Wilson County jail. Hesson has been charged with production of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, open container and having a revoked drivers license.
Both Hollingsworth and Ervin were charged with production of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.