By Mt. Juliet News Staff Reporter



 Mt. Juliet police arrested a Mt. Juliet man after a routine traffic stop uncovered materials commonly connected with a methamphetamine lab in his vehicle.

According to Mt. Juliet Police Department spokesperson Tyler Chandler, predawn Dec. 18 a MJPD officer stopped a Buick SUV on Clearview Drive. He said a search of the vehicle revealed “chemicals and materials” usually used in a meth lab.

The driver of the vehicle was James Fintel, 27, of Mt. Juliet. He was arrested and charged with Manufacture of Methamphetamine and Aggravated Child Endangerment, said Chandler.

He said investigators found meth materials in his home where a small child lived.

The Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force Clandestine Lab Response team removed the chemicals from the home.

“Methamphetamine is an extremely dangerous drug,” said MJPD Cpt. Michael Mullins. “The patrol officer did his job well, looked beyond the initial traffic stop, and discovered dangerous materials that could have placed others at risk.”

Fintel was arrested and is at the Wilson County Jail on a 25,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court April 4, 2014.