116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
Three people have been charged after police discovered an active methamphetamine lab in a van during a traffic stop in Cedar Rapids.
Jessica R. Hopkins, 29, and Daniel C. Bramow, 30, both of Fairfax, and Daniel J. O'Hare, 30, of Cedar Rapids, were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine. Hopkins faces an additional charge of possession of marijuana.
Police stopped the van shortly after 3 a.m. Friday on Interstate 380 near the exit for Eighth Street NE. Officers had checked the license plates and discovered that the van had been reported stolen from West Union on Nov. 16.
According to a police report, Hopkins was driving and had a baggie of marijuana in her purse. Officers also found the meth lab inside the van, according to a criminal complaint.
Hopkins and her two passengers claimed the van had just been purchased. Sgt. Cristy Hamblin said charges were pending for the stolen vehicle, and an investigation was continuing.