Suspected meth lab discovered in southeast Kansas home - KOAM TV 7

Suspected meth lab discovered in southeast Kansas home



A 54 year old man suspected of manufacturing methamphetamine after a several month investigation is arrested in southeast Kansas.

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, Southeast Kansas Drug Enforcement Task Force and the Baxter Springs Police Department raided a home at 103 Wyandotte Avenue in Baxter Springs shortly after 4:00 p.m. Thursday.

The sheriff's office says information gathered during the investigation suggests the suspect had been purchasing pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient used to manufacture methamphetamine, in a neighboring county where it can be purchased without a prescription.  

The sheriff's office believes the pseudoephedrine was then brought back to Cherokee County where it was allegedly used for unlawful purposes.

During the search of the home on Thursday, investigators say they discovered evidence indicating methamphetamine had been manufactured on several occasions.  

Officers say they also located chemicals in various stages of the manufacturing process, suspected finished methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia items used to manufacture and use methamphetamine.

A 54 year old man was arrested and taken to the Cherokee County Jail where he is being held without bond on allegations of the manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of precursor chemicals with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office says the investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are possible. Formal charges are pending.


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