Lake Mary officer exposed to meth lab during traffic stop, police say

2 men arrested, police say

By Dawn Jorgenson - Graham Media Group, Mark Lehman - Reporter

LAKE MARY, Fla. - A police officer was taken to an area hospital after being exposed to a methamphetamine lab Thursday night, the Lake Mary Police Department said.

Police said the officer made a traffic stop at the intersection of Flagg Lane and Lake Emma Road around 6 p.m. Inside, the officer said she found a small meth lab set up.

According to an arrest report, Vance Hoglund, 47, was pulled over for driving with an expired tag.

As the officer approached, she noted both Hoglund and his passenger, Michael Todd, 37, appeared nervous, the report said.

A drug sniffing dog later led police to discover meth and meth making materials.

During the search, police said the officer inadvertently inhaled fumes from chemicals inside the vehicle.

The officer was taken to the hospital as a precaution, but is OK, according to Lake Mary Police Department officials.

Hoglund and Hume were initially booked into the Seminole County Jail without bond.  They're facing possessing and producing methamphetamine charges.

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