The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

April 24, 2013

Pittsburg man faces multiple counts in meth case

— PITTSBURG, Kan. — A 24-year-old man is facing multiple felony drug counts stemming from a traffic stop in Pittsburg.

Pittsburg police said a bag containing alleged components of a methamphetamine lab was seized during a vehicle stop shortly after 11 p.m. Monday at Sixth and Elm streets.

A passenger in the vehicle, Franklin E. Brisbin Jr., of Pittsburg, was arrested and charged with unlawful manufacturing of meth, possession of meth, possession of the meth precursor ephedrine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The driver of the vehicle was taken into custody for allegedly driving while his license is suspended.