The police chief from a small town in Webster County has been treated and released from a Fort Dodge hospital after he inhaled fumes from what was apparently a “rolling” meth lab.
On Wednesday afternoon Dayton Police Chief Chris Weiland and another officer were on patrol when they spotted a car that appeared be broken down on a street in Dayton. The two cops stopped and offered to help, but the man and woman in the car sped off. There was a high-speed chase for about three miles, until the driver stopped the car on a gravel road and the two people in the car surrendered.
The police chief searched the car and discovered a back pack. He opened it, and was overcome by fumes. The back pack was taken to the state crime lab for further analysis.
The names of the two people in the car have not been released.
(Reporting by Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City)