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  • Sugar Creek meth lab shut down by police

  • Investigators spent Thursday busting a suspected methamphetamine lab at a property on the 11500 block of East Lexington Street in Sugar Creek.

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  • Investigators spent Thursday busting a suspected methamphetamine lab at a property on the 11500 block of East Lexington Street in Sugar Creek.
    The Jackson County Drug Task Force and Sugar Creek Police Department detained five people at the house in connection with the bust, according to a spokesman with the task force.
    Investigators served a narcotics search warrant at the property around 6 a.m. Thursday.
    During the search, they located numerous chemicals and components of an actual working meth lab, said Sugar Creek Police Chief Herb Soule.
    “They had a meth lab both in the house and they had, perhaps because they were paranoid we might come, moved part of the material to the woods behind the house,” Soule said.
    One of the individuals admitted that they had made the drug at the house, Soule said. Soule said the house was merely a source of production and not distribution.
    “They were not selling it there. They were transporting it out of there and using it at another location,” he said.
    It was undetermined how much of the drug was being made on the property, Soule said.
    The five people were released pending formal charges from the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office. That may not come for about another month or longer. The seized materials will be analyzed by a crime lab.
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