Morley couple faces meth charges

Thursday, January 22, 2009

BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter said Wednesday that a Morley, Mo., couple is in custody pending the filing of charges related to a methamphetamine lab discovered in Chaffee, Mo.

Walter said Chaffee police officers Jason Hammontree and Chad Nixon, acting on a tip from a resident, responded to what was supposed to be a vacant residence in the 100 block of Parker Street. A man inside the residence attempted to flee but was apprehended by officers.

Scott County deputies Mike Little and Chuck Howard responded to the residence to assist Chaffee officers in taking down the methamphetamine lab. Walter said the lab appeared to be a shake-and-bake lab, which is becoming more common in the area.

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