Thursday, August 17, 2017

Meth lab discovered in northern Johnson County

Creal Springs man arrested, son sought

On November 15, 2013, Destry Mitchell was charged with a 19-count complaint arising out of an anhydrous ammonia methamphetamine production laboratory that was discovered on Parker City Rd. in Creal Springs by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department.

Jeremy Mitchell
Jeremy Mitchell

The lab discovery resulted after deputies Scott Sparks and Cyle Harner were dispatched by Sheriff Elry Faulkner to serve an outstanding warrant for Jeremy Mitchell, Destry’s son, who was also wanted on methamphetamine manufacturing charges.

While at the residence, the deputies saw a syringe with hypodermic needle and upon further search discovered multiple weapons, which the senior Mitchell was prohibited from having in his possession since he is a convicted felon. A search warrant was then obtained and an active anhydrous methamphetamine laboratory was found, as well as a substantial amount of finished product.

Destry Mitchell is charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of

Destry Mitchell
Destry Mitchell
cocaine, possession of hydrocodone, having anhydrous ammonia in an unapproved container, methamphetamine manufacturing, and possession of firearm by a felon, among others.

He is facing similar charges in Saline County.

Jeremy Mitchell is still being sought by the sheriff’s department. In addition to a hand full of drug related charges, he is also being charged with resisting arrest.

Anyone with information of Jeremy Mitchell’s whereabouts is asked to call the Johnson County Sheriff’s office at 618-658-8264 or your local police department.

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