Man with motorcycle meth lab arrested

Michael Hon (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Department)
Michael Hon (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Department)

POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KAIT) – A checkpoint in Poplar Bluff leads police to an active meth lab on wheels, and drug charges for one man.

According to Poplar Bluff Police Chief Danny Whiteley, Michael Hon of Poplar Bluff was arrested Tuesday afternoon.

Chief Whiteley says officers were checking seat belts and liability insurance on South 5th Street and Cherry Street.  Officers say Michael Hon failed to stop at the checkpoint and fled on his motorcycle.  He was pulled from the motorcycle after a short pursuit, and officers say he resisted arrest while being taken into custody.

While searching Hon police say they found a plastic bag which contained meth residue.  Police also found a "shake-and-bake" meth lab strapped to the back of Hon's motorcycle.  According to police, the lab was in a "reacting state" and posed a significant risk of explosion.

Hon is charged with possession of a controlled substance, attempting to manufacture a controlled substance, felony resisting arrest, and several traffic violations.

He is in the Butler County Jail pending a review by the county prosecuting attorney.

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