Columbia Man Found With Meth Lab in Car and Home

4 years 9 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, February 25 2014 Feb 25, 2014 Tuesday, February 25, 2014 10:40:00 AM CST February 25, 2014 in News
By: Brent Pearson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - The Boone County Sheriff's Department arrested a Columbia man Monday after finding meth labs outside his residence and in his car.

Deputies served a search warrant at 40-year-old Justin Thatcher's residence in the 4700 block of Heller Drive in Columbia. Boone County detective Thomas O'Sullivan said the department found drug paraphernalia, a glass smoking pipe and chemicals to make meth.

After serving the search warrant, deputies searched for Thatcher. He was stopped in his vehicle where another meth lab was found in it.

Thatcher was charged with distribution, manufacturing and possession of a controlled substance.

He is being held in the Boone County Jail on a $50,000 cash-only bond.

 

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