CHARLESTON -- Five area residents will return to court in September following their arrests on drug-related charges.
After receiving a tip about a possible methamphetamine lab, Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore said he began the investigation assisted by Deputy David Watkins, Mississippi County Reserve Unit Deputies Britton Ferrell, Mark Counts, Alvin Marcum, Randy Cook and Deputy Mike Borders.
Officers went to a residence in East Prairie on Aug. 13, where they found
multiple items used in the process of making methamphetamine. Also officers discovered substances which field-tested positive for methamphetamine, processed marijuana and a marijuana plant at the residence.
"Firearms were removed from the residence due to a convicted felon residing at the residence," Moore said in a news release issued Friday.
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