Two people have been taken into custody after officers with the Barry County Sheriff's Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol discovered the makings of a meth lab at a residence located off of VV Highway north of McDowell.
Tracy Lee Walker, 27, of Verona, was charged with delivery/manufacturing of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The second suspect, Melody Willene Carpenter, 27, of Aurora, was charged with delivery/manufacturing of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana less than 35 grams. Carpenter was also charged with resisting and interfering with a felony arrest.
According to affidavits of probable cause filed in both cases, officers went to the Walker residence after receiving an anonymous tip.
While at the suspect's residence, officers discovered several items commonly used in the manufacture of methamphetamine and items commonly used for injecting and smoking methamphetamine.
In addition, officers located a syringe loaded with a chemical that field tested positive for methamphetamine.
Walker and Carpenter, who are repeat drug offenders, were formally arraigned in Barry County Associate Circuit Court on Dec. 8. Both suspects are being held on a $35,000 bond.