Meth lab found in Fulton during MUSTANG drug raid

A meth lab was found in Fulton and three local men were arrested in two separate law enforcement raids Thursday night in Fulton.

Armed with a search warrant, Fulton police and agents from the Central Missouri MUSTANG drug enforcement task force raided a residence at 231 St. Francis St. in Fulton at 9:09 p.m. Thursday.

During the search, law enforcement officers found a working meth lab at the Fulton residence. Items seized in the raid included the one-pot, or shake and bake, method of manufacturing methamphetamine.

Some of the items seized included lithium batteries, camping fuel, liquid fire, liquid drain opener and ammonia nitrate. Also seized was an amount of unfinished drug product as well as an amount of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Arrested in the raid at 231 St. Francis St. was Joshua D. Byrd, 21, Fulton. Byrd’s bond at the Callaway County Jail has been set at $55,000. The bond includes $50,000 on a charge of distributing, delivering and manufacturing a controlled substance, $4,500 for possession of a controlled substance, and $500 for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Law enforcement officers also raided a residence at the same time on Thursday night at 1009 Chippewa Drive in Fulton.

This raid was for the purpose of looking for stolen property believed stolen during a rash of car break-ins in the northwest part of Fulton.

Some of the property reported stolen was recovered at this residence as well as drug paraphernalia.

In connection with this raid, Miles E. Frasher, 18, Fulton, was arrested on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on a summons.

Police also are seeking Joseph Vencil Frasher, 23, Fulton, in connection with this raid. Joseph Vencil Frasher was not at home at the time when the search warrant was executed.

Lt. Andre Cook, chief of detectives at the Fulton Police Department, stated in a release that if law enforcement officers don’t find Joseph Vencil Frasher soon, they will be seeking an arrest warrant for him on a charge of receiving stolen property.

An investigation is continuing into both raids.

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