By CBS3 Staff

OCEAN COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) — A New Jersey man accused of running a methamphetamine lab out of his pickup truck has plead guilty. Officials say 41-year-old Michael Canto, of Jackson Township, plead guilty Wednesday to charges of maintaining a controlled dangerous substance production facility.

While investigating illegal drug activity, officers performed a lawful stop of a motorcycle driven by Canto on July 31, 2019. They found Canto was in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine and arrested.

Police then obtained a warrant to search a 2002 Ford F-150 pickup truck owned by Canto. A search of the truck provided evidence indicating that Canto was running a methamphetamine production facility of out his truck.

He will be sentenced on April 3. Officials are seeking a sentence of five years in New Jersey State Prison with a two-year period of parole ineligibility.

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