Sedalia man could face meth charges after police find several labs
SEDALIA - A Sedalia man is being held in the Pettis County Jail after the police department collected meth-making materials on Friday.
Police found five One Pot methamphetamine labs and components to create a functional meth lab in Wayne Archaumbalt's former residence.
According to the Sedalia Police Department, officers were dispatched to a home on the 200th block of East 24th Street where homeowners discovered drug-related items when cleaning out the basement rental area.
They found five One Pot or "shake and bake" methamphetamine labs. According to the Sedalia Police Department's Drug Enforcement Unit, these labs produce meth through a chemical reaction by shaking and are extremely dangerous. The Drug Enforcement Unit also found materials to create a functional meth lab.
The Sedalia Fire Department was also on the scene to collect and dispose of the hazardous materials produced by the labs.
Archaumbalt was placed on a 24-hour hold for possible charges of manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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