Two people are behind bars at the Catoosa County jail after a meth lab was discovered in their car Monday.

Christopher Farrior, 25, and Elijah Deyhle, 21, were arrested shortly after 6 p.m. Monday. They were traveling south on I-75 when Farrior failed to yield and then tried to avoid authorities.

According to Crpl. Kris Hemphill, the pursuit began about 6 p.m. after the suspects turned at interstate exit 353 at Cloud Springs Road.

“The vehicle entered the Cloud Springs Lodge on Pine Grove Access Road, and the two suspects jumped out of the vehicle before it came to a complete stop,” Hemphill said. “The rolling vehicle then struck the trooper’s vehicle and a chase began on foot.”

Hemphill said mobile meth lab was found in the back of the 1994 Chevrolet Blazer. Officers on the scene contacted the Drug Task Force to investigate.

Although Deyhle was merely a passenger in the vehicle, she was also arrested as a result of outstanding warrants from Hamilton County, Tenn.

Farrior faces several charges, including driving under the influence, reckless driving, driving on the wrong side of the road, passing in a no-passing zone, operating an uninsured vehicle, and operating an unregistered vehicle.

Walker County Messenger