STEELE -- A Steele man is in custody after a search warrant was served Wednesday afternoon.
At approximately 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, agents from the Bootheel Drug Task Force along with deputies from the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department and troopers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol executed a search warrant at a home on Route 3, County Highway 407 in the Micola community.
While executing the search warrant, agents noticed the attic door was open. As agents attempted to enter the attic, Kevin Rash, 30, jumped through the ceiling of the residence and was apprehended.
As agents began to search the attic, a fire was discovered and the Steele Fire Department was called. The fire was quickly extinguished and no one was injured.
Upon further search of the residence, chemicals and ingredients used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine were found along with other drug paraphernalia.
Rash is charged with attempt to manufacture a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a chemical with intent to manufacture a controlled substance. He is being held at the Pemiscot County Jail on $100,000 bond.