Man sentenced to 2-year active term in mobile meth lab case


UPDATE Aug. 11, 2020: Michael Whalen was sentenced to 11 years with nine years suspended (will serve 2 years) and also 2 years of supervised probation.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The case is moving forward against a woman charged in connection to a meth lab discovered in the back of a stolen van in Virginia Beach.

A judge on Thursday certified the charges against Yasmine Reid to a grand jury.

Reid was one of two people arrested in August after police pulled over a van on 17th Street, near the Oceanfront.

A Virginia Beach police officer stopped the van when he ran the tags and realized it was stolen. Reid was a passenger in the van, while her co-defendant, Michael Whalen, was the driver.

Inside the van, officers found two large soda bottles that are called “one pots” they are used to make “shake and bake” meth.

One of the “one pots” had sludge in it, which is the after-effect of cooking meth. The other had liquid in it that was the finished product of the first step of making meth. 

In court Thursday, Reid asked a magistrate if she was going to get charged for something she wasn’t partaking in. 

Reid is charged with manufacturing a controlled substance and conspiracy to manufacture a controlled substance. The case against Whalen was continued on Thursday.

Stay with for the latest developments.

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