Suspected meth lab found on Cherokee County farm

Posted: 29th September 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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On Sunday, September 25th,2011, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a farm onSouthwest Greenlawn Road.

The property owner haddiscovered a camper trailer on his property. Deputies arrived anddiscovered a strong chemical odor coming from the camper. By lookingthrough the windows, the deputies also saw a suspected methamphetamine lab.

A search warrant wasobtained for the camper, and during the course of the search, investigatorsdiscovered a substantial methamphetamine manufacturing operation along withevidence identifying a suspect.

Investigators with theCherokee County Sheriff’s Office and the Southeast Kansas Drug Enforcement TaskForce worked throughout the night processing the scene.

At approximately 0600hours on Monday, September 26th, 2011, law enforcement was still on scene andin the area. One of the deputies located a man walking near the woodedarea where the camper was at. That subject was the same man identified asa suspect based on evidence inside the camper.

The suspect, 29 yearold, Jacob Miller, of rural Columbus, was taken into custody.

Formal charges werefiled in Cherokee County District Court on Tuesday, September 27th, 2011.

Miller remains incustody in lieu of $50,000.00 bond on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine,possession of precursor chemicals with intent to manufacture methamphetamine,possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The investigation isongoing and additional arrests may be made.

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