Two arrested in Jefferson County with meth lab in trunk

JEFFERSON COUNTY — Two people remain in the Jefferson County Jail Monday, following their arrests late Sunday morning on multiple methamphetamine-related charges.

After receiving a complaint around 10:53 Sunday morning of a suspicious vehicle in the 10000 block of North Triton Lane, sheriff’s deputies arrested 19-year-old Amber Tolliver, of Salem, and 18-year-old Christien Akers, of Belle Rive, after discovering the two sleeping in a white passenger vehicle.

According to Jefferson County Sheriff Travis Allen, deputies reportedly located items within the vehicle that tested positive for meth, along with meth making materials, hypodermic syringes, and a meth lab in the trunk.

Tolliver and Akers are charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of hypodermic needles. They are being held at the Jefferson County Justice Center with formal charges and bail to be set.

Tolliver was charged and convicted earlier this year in Jefferson County on a Class 3 felony charge of possessing less than 5-grams of meth and was sentenced in April to 24 months conditional discharge. In March she was convicted in Marion County on a Class 2 felony charge of possessing less than 15 grams of meth precursors and was sentenced to 60 days in jail and 4-years probation. She was in Marion County Court Friday for review on that case. Online court documents do not yet show the outcome of that review.

Christien Akers (Source: JCSO)
Christien Akers
(Source: JCSO)
Amber Tolliver (Source: JCSO)
Amber Tolliver
(Source: JCSO)