Agents along with the Mentone Police Department, were on Alabama Highway 117 near Mentone. While there, officers observed a vehicle that committed multiple traffic infractions.
Agents and officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop. At that time the vehicle fled from officers, resulting in a 5 minute pursuit.
After detaining the two suspects, agents continued a search of the area, and found a large amount of methamphetamine that was thrown from the vehicle, as well as a Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun. A meth pipe was also found on the passenger.
The driver, Megan Palmer (18 of Summerville, Georgia) was charged with Attempting to Elude, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Reckless Endangerment.
The passenger, Lanson Smith (16 of Cloudland, Georgia) was charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Possession of a Firearm without a Permit, Tampering with Physical Evidence, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.