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Two are arrested on drug charges

Thursday, June 17, 2004

CARUTHERSVILLE - An investigation by the Bootheel Drug Task Force and the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Office led to the arrest of two Caruthersville residents on drug charges.

On June 10, officers set up surveillance at a residence just outside of Steele. According to a news release from the Drug Task Force, John McFall, 45, was observed in the process of manufacturing methamphetamine.

As he finished cooking, officers arrested McFall and recovered what is believed to be one ounce of methamphetamine. Authorities said the street value of the meth was approximately $3,000.

Also officers recovered and dismantled a functional methamphetamine laboratory.

McFall and Tina Parks, 32, are being held in the Pemiscot County Justice Center in lieu of $50,000 bond each. They are charged with attempt to manufactured a controlled substance.

Other charges are also pending, according to law enforcement officials.