June 13, 2002

Clair Busted After Remnants Of Meth Lab Found In Home

A Memphis man remains in custody in the Scotland County Jail after a joint-drug investigation led to the discovery of an apparent methamphetamine lab at his residence.

Jason T. Clair, 23, was arrested following the execution of a search warrant at his residence on June 4 at 8:53 a.m.

The search stemmed from an investigation by the Memphis Police Department into suspected drug activity at the home. The warrant was executed by the MPD, the Scotland County Sheriff's Department and officers from the North Missouri Drug Task Force.

The investigation turned up several items in the home that indicated a meth lab had been present at the site.

Clair is being held on $30,000 cash bond. He faces numerous charges including Class B felony attempt to manufacture a controlled substance; Class C felony possession of a controlled substance; Class D felony endangering the welfare of a child; Class A misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance; and Class A misdemeanor of possession of drug paraphernalia.

All three agencies involved in the arrest have indicated that the investigation is ongoing and leads turned up during the bust could lead to several other arrests.

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