NEW MADRID - Two Gideon residents are facing drug charges following their arrest by officers with the SEMO Drug Task Force and the Bootheel Drug Task Force.
Robert Wilson, 44, and James Richmond were charged Friday by New Madrid County Prosecuting Attorney Lewis Recker with manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine precursor drugs with intent to manufacture and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The men were arrested Thursday by officers with the SEMO Drug Task Force and the Bootheel Drug Task Force after search warrant was served at Wilson's residence at Gideon. Officers discovered a working methamphetamine lab and recovered a quantity of cold medication containing pseudoephedrine, an ingredient used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.
According to a news release from the SEMO Drug Task Force, Wilson is a previously convicted felon and was also found to be in possession of three firearms which may result in federal charges for weapons violations.
Task Force Officers were assisted in the execution of the search warrant by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety Special Operations Group.