A public squabble tipped off police to a Port Charlotte couple's alleged mobile methamphetamine lab Monday.
A witness said a woman came out of the motor home yelling the trailer was going to blow up and people needed to evacuate. The woman allegedly said someone was inside cooking meth and didn't know what he was doing. The motor home was parked next to a bakery in a vacant lot in the 2300 block of Bayshore Road.
Police arrested Richard Thomas Parsons, 37, and Judena Mae Shafer, 35. Shafer told deputies she was mad at Parsons and was only trying to hurt him.
A search allegedly located two glass jars wrapped in cloth containing wadded paper towels, which tested positive for methamphetamine. Deputies said they then located numerous items in a wooded lot indicating the manufacturing of meth.
Both were charged with possession of methamphetamine and remain in jail on $2,500 bond. The motor home was towed for safe keeping.