Law enforcement discovers active lab in shed
A Fredericktown man and two Wayne County residents are facing charges after an active methamphetamine lab was discovered Sunday evening in a shed in Wayne County.
Christopher E. Shoemake, 41 of Fredericktown is charged with attempting to manufacture a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and felony unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. He is currently on parole for distribution of a controlled substance and is being held without bond in the Wayne County Jail.
Clinton G. Million, 37, and Suzette S. Million, 39, both of Piedmont are charged with attempting to manufacture a controlled substance, felony possession of a controlled substance, and felony unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. They are being held on a $20,000 cash-only bond and a $15,000 cash only bond respectively.
According to a probable cause statement filed by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, troopers, officers from the SEMO drug task force, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department and Piedmont Police executed a search warrant at Route 2 Box 2494, Piedmont around 7 p.m. As officers approached the shed, Shoemake and Clinton Million exited the structure and were placed in handcuffs.
Inside the shed law enforcement officials found an active methamphetamine lab. Several items used in the production of the drug such as fuel, salt, drain cleaner and lye were discovered along with crushed Pseudoephedrine and dismantled lithium batteries.
According to the affidavit, all three subjects were placed in the St. Louis area buying Pseudoephedrine earlier in the day. Both men advised they had used the drug and were going to get a cut of the finished product.
Suzette Million, who was in the residence when the search warrant was served, advised she had bought the pills knowing they would be used in the production of Methamphetamine according to the affidavit.
An arraignment for all three suspects has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Feb. 14 before Judge Randy Schuller.
Federal, state officers find methamphetamine , weapons in Marquand residence
A Marquand man is charged with intent to distribute a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Bobby J. Kemp, 37, was arrested Jan. 28 after a federal search warrant was executed by the US Drug Enforcement Agency, division of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and the Missouri State Highway Patrol at the residence he occupied in Marquand.
According to a MSHP probable cause statement, agents found one-half ounce of a white substance which field tested positive for methamphetamine, two baggies of Marijuana, 12 weapons and ammunition.
Kemp was arrested on the weapons charges because he is a convicted felon. He has prior convictions for burglary and attempting to escape confinement.
He was placed in the Madison County Jail and is free on $15,000 bond.