Seven individuals from Richland have been charged in connection with a triple meth-lab raid conducted last week on Stone Road in western Pulaski County during the evening of Sept. 9.
In addition to the meth labs, several grams of a powdery substance believed to be amphetamine, along with numerous items of drug paraphernalia, were discovered.
Eighteen-year-old Matthew Brown, 31-year-old Tammy Sufficool, 24-year-old Tyler Sufficool, 22-year-old Angel Balsley, 20-year-old Tarra Williamson and 20-year-old Brandon Montgomery have each been charged with the following:
n Manufacturing/producing or attempting to manufacture a controlled substance (amphetamine) in a residence with children within 2,000 feet of a school, a class A felony;
n Possession of a controlled substance (amphetamine), a class C felony; and
n Unlawful use of drug paraphernalia (amphetamine/methamphetamine), a class D felony.
Jason P. Inman, 38, also faces those three charges in addition to three counts of endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree, a class C felony.
All seven individuals were incarcerated in the Phelps County Jail.
Pulaski County sheriff’s deputies and investigators from the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group (LANEG) conducted the raid and executed search warrants at the property located in the 26100 block of Stone Road.
Law enforcement officials found the three labs in full operation and because several children were in close proximity to the labs, the Missouri Department of Social Services - Children’s Division, were called to the scene.
This investigation is part of an ongoing illegal drug crackdown in Pulaski County that LANEG, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and local municipal law enforcement agencies.