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House raid in Weir, KS leads to two arrests

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A house raid in Weir, KS leads to two arrests.

52-year-old Albert "Eddie" Taylor III and Roxanna Hale are in custody facing drug charges.

Cherokee County Sheriff's deputies raided the home on West Oak Street in Weir on Friday afternoon.

Investigators discovered items believed to be used in manufacturing methamphetamine.

Officials say narcotics-related investigations are often lengthy because they try to identify everyone involved in a particular drug ring.

"It's the investigation leading up to identifying who the suspects are, who their known associates are, what is their involvement in any of the criminal activity and then making a determination on whether to utilize them as cooperating witnesses or if they become additional suspects," Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves said.

Groves also says the number of meth lab discoveries has decreased significantly since a law passed last July that requires a prescription to purchase pseudoephedrine in Cherokee County.

"This is actually the first since July of 2013 that we've come across and based on our investigation, we know that the pseudoephedrine used in this particular operation was purchased in the neighboring county," Groves said.

Both suspects are currently being held at the Cherokee County jail without bond.

Formal charges are expected to be filed next week.

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