Franklin County Deputies discover meth lab -- Four arrests were made

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At approximately midnight on Sun., Sept. 18, 2011 deputies were on a routine patrol in the 1000 block of Hwy AT when they detected a strong chemical odor. They associated the order similar to the production of methamphetamine.

Deputies were able to pinpoint the source of the odor at a mobile home approximately 80 yards south of Hwy AT.  The deputies observed people inside the residence and contacted other deputies for support.
The front door to the residence was open and deputies saw, what they believed to be a chemical cloud.  Deputies made entry into the residence.

Two males were located in the kitchen in the process of manufacturing methamphetamine.  Two other people were seated close to the front door of the residence near a table containing drug paraphernalia that is commonly used to ingest Meth.

Outside the residence, deputies located numerous infrared surveillance cameras set up in strategic areas around the mobile home.  A video monitor was found inside the residence with a live feed from the cameras.

All occupants were detained and removed from the residence for safety purposes.  The Franklin County Narcotics Enforcement Unit was contacted in regards to the investigation.  Boles Fire Personnel were notified to conduct the decontamination process on the suspects.

Two of the suspects who were taken into custody, Eric Williams Gray Summit, MO age 31 was found to have active warrants out of Franklin County for Felony possession of a controlled substance.  Jessie Gentry, Villa Ridge, MO age 38 was found to have active parole violation warrants through the Missouri Probation and Parole for Weapons and Drugs Charges.

A white female age 26 from Gray Summit and a white male age 46 from Eureka, MO were also taken into custody for the investigation of the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Their names are being with held pending charges to be filed.