May 25, 2006

Meth Lab Bust Leads To Felony Charges Against Memphis Man

A Memphis man is facing felony charges after a methamphetamine laboratory was discovered in his mobile home in Memphis. Area law enforcement officials executed a search warrant at the Thomas J. Ball residence at 124 N. Knott Street on May 13th.

Ball was taken into custody at the time of the search after officers discovered meth in the home as well as numerous precursors used in the manufacture of the illegal drug.

He was housed in the Scotland County jail on a $25,000 bond.

On May 17th, Scotland County Prosecuting Attorney Kimberly Nicoli filed five counts against Ball in the Scotland County Circuit Court. Ball was charged with a class C felony of possession of meth, class D felony of possession of drug paraphernalia related to meth, class B felony manufacturing a controlled substance (meth), class A misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) and class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Scotland County Sheriffs Department and the North Missouri Drug Task Force executed the search warrant and made the arrest.

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